Taking good care of your roof tiles is the best way to extend the lifespan of your roof. Here are our tips:

  • Carry out regular inspections. Check for any broken or missing tiles, as well as any signs of damage or wear.
  • Clean gutters help prevent water from overflowing and saturating your walls. This reduces the risk of leaks and water damage.
  • If you have trees near your house, trim any overhanging branches to prevent them from falling onto your roof and causing damage.
  • If you notice moss or algae growth, especially in shaded areas, clean it off. They can trap moisture and accelerate tile deterioration. Use a mild biocide for this.
  • Avoid walking on your roof as this can lead to broken or cracked tiles. If you need to access the roof, use proper equipment or consult a professional.
  • If you find any damaged tiles during your inspections, replace them promptly to prevent further issues.
  • Ensure that your attic is well-ventilated. Proper ventilation helps regulate temperature and moisture, preventing damage to the tiles.
  • Consider getting a qualified roofer, such as West Country Tiling, to inspect your roof every few years. We can identify potential issues that might go unnoticed during your routine checks.

Remember, a little maintenance goes a long way in preserving the life of your roof tiles.