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If your roof is in need of urgent repair, you have come to the right place. I am not a roofing contractor, but I have just finished replacing the roof on my home when the old one failed. The contractor I called in helped me to assess the condition of my old roof and to choose the right type of material to replace it with. He carried out the work quickly and kept me informed about what he was doing. I have learnt so much from the experience that I wanted to share my new found knowledge with the rest of the world.



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Re-Roofing With Tiles? Care Tips to Ensure Your Tile Roofing Lasts Decades

by Krin Rodriguez

Tile roofing has become a popular choice among Australian homeowners looking to renew their roof. Tile roofs are primarily made of either clay or concrete, which are natural materials. This makes tile roofing a 'green' choice for homes. But eco-friendliness is not the only advantage that tile roofing has to offer. A tile roof can outlast many other roofing options available on the construction market today. However, the longevity of a tile roof depends on how well it is cared for and maintained.

If you're considering re-roofing your home with tiles, here are some care tips you can use to ensure your roof lasts long. 

Keep your roof clean and clear of debris.

When it rains, rain should run off your roof quickly. A build-up of debris, especially in your gutter system, can prevent rain from flowing down your downspouts, making a water dam. Water dams can cause water to flow under the roof tiles, leading to roof leaks. Roof leaks have the potential to cause extensive damage to your roof structure, and evidence of water damage may still linger even after you're done with roof leak repairs. This can drive down the resale value of your home.

Keep your roof clean from pest droppings, leaves, twigs and other foreign debris that may clog up your rain guttering system if left unattended over time. Pest droppings such as bird droppings will not only cause water to back up on your roof but can also damage your roof tiles much faster, as the acid in bird droppings is ruinous to your tiles. Homeowners should regularly clean their tile roofs and get pests off before they can nest and cause problems.

Conduct timely roof repairs.

Roof tiles can crack or break when subjected to extremely severe impact. When this happens, it is important to have the problems mended as quickly as possible so as to avoid major roof damage. Trying to fix damaged roof tiles yourself is not recommended because you might end up exacerbating the situation. You can end up breaking more tiles by stepping on your roof tiles improperly, for example. Call a professional roofer to repair your roof when the tiles suffer damage. 

Ensure your roof is periodically inspected.

Last but not least, make sure your roof is inspected by a certified roofer on a periodic basis. This will ensure problems are identified and remedied as soon as possible, thus keeping your roof intact.

With proper maintenance, a tile roof built according to modern standards and guidelines can last decades. So, make sure to take proper care of your tile roofing. To learn more, contact a roof replacement company.