Clay tile roofs are a common sight in areas with arid climates, but these versatile roofs can also be used in temperate and even humid places. In fact, some roofing contractors even advocate using clay tiles for homeowners who want to improve their energy efficiency. This roofing system offers a good balance between durability and beauty with minimal maintenance requirements.
Like all types of roofing materials, tile roofs benefit greatly from periodic maintenance visits. Have a professional inspect your roof at least once every year or immediately after some inclement weather. If your roofing contractors offer a maintenance plan, you’ll find it advantageous to sign your roof up. Detecting early signs of problems can help extend the already long lifespan of your roof even more.
Cleaning a roof is best left to certified professionals; however, some enterprising homeowners may choose to take on this chore by themselves. First, you have to understand the risks of stepping on the roof itself as well as the potential for causing injuries due to falling. If you’re still set on doing the cleaning yourself, you may want to invest in a power washer, but make sure to use the right setting to avoid cracking the fired clay.
Clay tile roofs are known for their durability. This roofing system boasts the longest lifespan of any other roofing material available today. Unfortunately, they are prone to impact damage. Large hailstones, tree branches or even simply stepping on the roof itself could be enough to cause the curved clay tiles to crack. If you notice any breaks or missing tiles, contact a professional immediately.
Keep your clay tile roofs in good shape with Easton Roofing, your trusted provider of roof repairs, maintenance and installation services. Give us a call at (816) 545-9778, or fill out our online contact form to request a free consultation and no-obligation quote today. We serve homeowners in Kansas City, MO.