The Importance Of Maintaining Your Tile Roof
The timeless beauty of concrete and ceramic tile roofs lies in their enduring elegance and versatility. These classic roofing materials effortlessly complement various architectural styles, from traditional Mediterranean villas to modern urban homes. Concrete & ceramic roofs have a unique texture and design that adds a sense of sophistication and classic beauty to the overall appearance of the property, they are durable and can last a lifetime when maintained properly. Tile roofs are an ideal choice for homeowners seeking a perfect blend of aesthetics and long-lasting performance however they are also some of the most expensive types of roofs.
How Tile Roofs Accumulate Dirt and Grime Over Time
In British Columbia's lush and verdant climate, tile roofs, particularly those made of concrete and ceramic, are prone to accumulating dirt, leaves, moss, and mold over time. The region's frequent rainfall and damp conditions create a perfect breeding ground for organic growth, while the abundance of trees contributes to the build-up of leaves and debris. As these elements accumulate on the surface, they not only mar the aesthetic appeal of tile roofs but also pose a risk to their structural integrity.
Benefits of concrete and ceramic tile roof cleaning
The benefits of tile roof cleaning extend beyond aesthetics. A clean roof will last longer and perform better. Cleaning your tile roof regularly will help prevent buildup of moss, mold, dirt and other junk that can cause damage over time and cause the property to look un-maintained. A clean tile roof will improve the overall appearance of your home and increase its value when it comes time to sell your home.
How Do We Clean Concrete & Ceramic Tile Roofs?
Our cleaning process for concrete and ceramic tile roofs involves gently brushing and blowing away moss and debris, followed by applying a soft washing solution to dissolve remaining organic materials and stains. Soft washing is a low-pressure cleaning method that uses a specialized cleaning solution to break down grime, algae, and mold while protecting the delicate roofing materials. After allowing the solution to sit for a specified time, we rinse the roof with a low-pressure water stream, leaving the roof looking clean and new. Our experienced technicians are trained to safely walk on tile roofs to prevent breaking tiles while performing the cleaning process.
Pressure Washing A Tile Roof
Although it is possible to pressure wash a concrete or ceramic tile roof, it is not recommended. This is because some types of tile can get damaged from high pressure especially on old roofs. After pressure washing, lines and streaks will usually be noticeable. Pressure washing can also force water between the tiles and into the attic, potentially causing damage to the roof's underlying structure. Soft washing is the superior method of cleaning concrete or ceramic roofs.