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How to Clean Roof Tiles

Three easy steps to a cleaner, longer-lasting tile roof
Read Time: 3.5 minutes
Sep 16, 2021

Roof cleaning is an essential part of roof maintenance. It also helps to increase the longevity of your roofing material and lowers maintenance costs.

Tip

It’s important to consider working with a professional roof cleaner. Professionals know how to work on your roof without causing any damage to the tiles. They are also equipped to safely work on your roof.

The benefits of cleaning your tile roof

Roof cleaning is an important part of roof maintenance. Here are a few benefits of cleaning your roof regularly:

  • Increases the functionality of your roof tiles.
  • Lowers the chance of growing mold and mildew.
  • Increases the resale value.
  • Extends the lifespan of the roofing material.
  • Prevents roof damage caused by lack of maintenance.

How to clean your tile roof

Moss on tile roof

You should have your roof tiles cleaned once a year on an older roof and every two to three years on a recently installed roof. Remember, it’s best to hire professionals for this task instead of attempting to DIY it.

Step 1

Dislodge Loose Dirt and Debris on Your Roof

Use a spray attachment on your garden hose to spray water on your roof. This can help to wash the dirt and debris off your roof before you apply a cleaning solution to it. You shouldn’t use a pressure washer to do this. Although a pressure washer can get the job done much more quickly, it can also prematurely age your tile roof. You should also avoid walking on your tiles, which can not only damage them but also endanger your safety.

Step 2

Spray Anti-Moss Spray on Your Roof Tiles

Chemicals can help clean up moss or any other plant life on your roof tiles. Fungicide and anti-moss spray can kill moss or other plant life growing on your roof. Make sure your roof is dry before you start spraying your roof with the chemicals. Be sure to wear rubber gloves to prevent chemicals from coming into contact with your skin.

Once you’ve sprayed the chemicals onto the roof, wait a few minutes to let it sink in. Then, clean the entire roof with clean water.

Cover plants growing around your home that you don’t want the chemicals to kill. As the anti-moss spray is washed off your roof with water it will be pushed onto any landscaping. You’ll also want to make sure you disconnect the gutter system from the water storage tank or other pipes to prevent contamination.

Step 3

Strengthen Your Roof By Resealing, Priming, and Painting

Resealing, priming, and painting your tiles can increase the lifespan of the roofing material and reduce maintenance costs. Priming the tiles before painting allows for easy application of the topcoat and gives a perfect finish. It also lowers the risk of flaking or early weathering.

Roof sealant is a specialized coating that serves as a protective layer for your roof. Resealing can be done to new as well as old roof tiles that need some maintenance.

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