Important Things to Remember When Maintaining Your Tile Roofing 

» Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Tile Roofing | 0 comments

Maintaining the cleanliness and condition of your tile roof is necessary to prolong its lifespan. However, it is not an easy job and can sometimes be dangerous. It is best to seek professional help and the good thing is that there are a lot of professional roofing companies can help you. They provide professional services such as residential roofing, commercial roofing, and roof repair. Here are some basic safety tips in to keep in mind while cleaning your tile roof.  

It is very important that you wear the right gear. Suit up for maximum cover up and comfort, keep in mind that you will be staying under the heat of the sun for quite a time so it is a must that you have protective gears for it. There may be insects that may crawl on you so better be prepared. Untangle bothersome jewelry such as long necklaces and bracelets. Make sure to use good shoes with traction. Mossy, wet, and soapy tile are slippery so shoes with good traction must be used to ensure that you will not slip and fall to the ground, it also adds additional hold and keeps you in balance while on the roof.  

You should also step in the lower portion of the tiles or the part that is supported underneath. After that, you need to be mindful of your weight distribution. In order to lessen the pressure on tiles and to distribute your weight, a walkway must be used. It is advisable to put foam cushion under the plywood.  

Next, make sure that you stay on dry and flat areas. Plan your work and stand on the dry parts of the roof as much as possible to avoid accidental slipping. Determine the flattest portions of the roof and stand on it. It is much safer because your weight is evenly distributed.  

It’s also very important that you protect the plants. Plants are susceptible to damage due to some harsh chemicals present in your cleaning detergents so it is necessary that before you start to work on the roof, protect the plants that will be affected with overspray and runoffs. Chlorine and other strong agents can harm your plants; cover the plants under the roofline or eaves with plastic. Wetting the plants beforehand can also be done but only when you are using mild cleaning solutions.  

Make sure that you section your roof carefully. It is prudent to divide the roof into sections and tackle one at a time while waiting for the other portion of the roof to dry you can start working on the other portions as well. This technique lets you concentrate on various cleaning and repairing needs and will also give you dry areas to settle on.  

Cleaned and scrubbed tiles turn to take on a dull and whitish chalk-like housing called efflorescence as it dries; it is caused by the reaction of tiles with the chemicals present in your cleaning reagents. It will not have adverse effects but it will dim the shine of the tiles. Buffing completely dry roofs is advisable to eliminate efflorescence.  

 

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