How to care for roof tiles? This has been a question that gives maximum headache to the home owners. Well, the answer is simple – different roof tiles have different care requirements. If you know how to take care of tiles (asphalt, fiberglass, and metal shingles) properly, it will save you money and time. As a result, you save a lot on heavy repairing. Each type needs unique maintenance.
Besides, installing or repairing roof tiles by an expert roofing company, such as Consolidated Roofing Ltd, plays the most significant role. Only a professional roofing company has the knowledge to properly install different types of roof tiles, thus, extending the longevity and functionality of the tiles. It is true that our knowledge is limited as we are not professionals. A simple video on “how to repair/install roof tiles” would not work. It is always suggested to leave the work on the hands of the experts, to suit our budget, work satisfaction, security of the roof, longevity of the tiles, without damaging the façade.
Asphalt and fiberglass shingles
Asphalt and fiberglass composite asphalt shingles require similar care. When installed properly, they provide long-lasting protection for the home. It is your duty to look at the health of the tiles and shingles on a regular basis (once a year, especially before and after the heavy snow fall or rain). Look for damage and loose shingles. Make repairs and adjustments as necessary. You may need to apply additional roofing tar to prevent the asphalt or fiberglass shingles from loosening. You may also need to adjust the position of a shingle after a windstorm. Use an electric sprinkler or other tool to remove debris and loose materials from the roof.
Metal roof tiles
Once Metal shingles are installed, you shouldn’t have much of a need to spend time or money on maintenance or repair. Make sure to attack the rust as soon as you see it. Clean it with a wire brush and light sanding. Every few years, reapply a protective coating that may have worn away in the sun or rain. This will ensure that your metal shingles continue to provide extensive protection to your roof and home. Occasionally remove debris such as leaves and sticks that may have been caught under the shingles. If necessary, use a pressure washer to restore the appearance of your ceiling.
Why not performing alone?
It is not recommended to do it on your own. As stated earlier, we are not professionals, so we don’t have necessary tools, safety tools and protective measurements, we don’t know where the façades are, we don’t know which area is slippery or wet, which shingles or tiles are broken that can bring injury, we don’t have proper training, we don’t know how to change the tiles or repair it and put them again in a orderly manner, etc.
Always consult the Consolidated Roofing Ltd, be it repairing, maintenance or new installation of tiles and shingles (Slate-roofing/Concrete/clay tiling/Flat-roofing/Lead-work/Asphalt roofing, etc.) The experts can provide direct advice on specific questions you may have regarding your roof.