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Caring For Your Baton Rouge Tile Roof

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 03:43 PM
baton rouge tile roofsAs with any part of your home, maintenance is an important element in protecting the value and integrity of your investment.  Just like changing the oil in the car keeps it running longer, cleaning and caring for your Baton Rouge tile roof will keep it looking good and performing well for years to come.
There are many reasons to keep your tiles clean and your roof maintained.  Let’s take a look at just a few.
  • Aesthetic Value: Ridding your roof of stains, mildew and even moss growth that comes with our humid Louisiana climate can really elevate the curb appeal of your home. 
  • Monitor Damage:  Catching problems early can not only save you money in the long run, but can prevent serious future damage.  Any small cracks or damaged tiles can create leaks, mold and drafts inside your home.
  • Extend the life of your roof:  During these maintenance periods, you can reseal and/or paint the tiles, keeping moisture and other damaging elements out of the material.  Doing this regularly will keep your roof strong.
So now we know why we should clean and care for our tile roof, now let’s see what tools you’ll need:
  • Ladder:  Sounds like a no-brainer.  But a ladder with the range and support you’ll need to keep you safe is a must have for any type of roof maintenance.
  • Pressure washer:  This will make cleaning the tiles a breeze.  1,200 to 1,500 PSI is perfect for washing off debris and dirt from the tiles.  It can also remove stains and make the tile look like new again.
  • Chemicals: Certain chemicals can really help the cleaning process.  Even something as simple a chlorine and water can clean and protect the tiles and be environmentally safe.
  • Plywood:  Laying plywood over the section of the roof you’re working on will keep the direct weight of your body from damaging any tiles.  Tiles can be fragile and brittle, so dispersing your weight over the size of the plywood helps prevent any unnecessary damage.
  • Replacement  tiles: As we said earlier, this is a great time take inventory of any damaged or broken tiles.  Having some replacement tiles on hand is a great way to prevent any further damage to your roof or home.  A Baton Rouge roofing supplier should be able to help with these items.
So remember there are many benefits, some instant, some long term, but they will all help your home’s value and safety.  Cribbs, Inc. has been caring for the tile roofs of Baton Rouge for over 50 years.  
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