A roof can be considered one of the first features that you may notice on a building. If you have a tile roof, it is often revered in many areas across the southern states because it makes a statement and it’s known for its longevity. Even a tile roof will last much longer than a traditional asphalt roof, although it requires extensive maintenance. Power washing can do a lot of the work to remove algae and mold from a roofing system but it often does more harm than good. Here are some of the top five reasons that you should not ever pressure wash a tile roof!
Your Tile Can Get Etched
When you tile has the chance to etch, the surfaces on the tile can often get much deeper and this will allow algae to grow.
Waterproof Flashing Loosens
When your flashing system has a chance to loosen this will allow water to leak around the flashing area. Pressure washing can quickly push the flashing away from your home which will lead to the chance that your home could experience water damage.
Damage to Roof Underlayment
There is a greater opportunity for leaks to happen when pressure washing damages the underlayment on a roof. This can often lead to water seeping through into the roofing structure which can cause ongoing damages.
It Will Void Your Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturer warranties are often voided when you apply pressure to the roof above 1200 psi. This is because many manufacturers do not relate their roofing tiles to experience pressures above these measurements. Pressure washing your roof can work at causing a referable damage to the tiles.
Changes to The Color of Your Roof
Even though power washing can provide a temporary clean for your roof it often leads to a look that is much duller after you have cleaned the surface area.
Rather than pressure wash your roof, contact us today for quality cleaning on your roofing systems!
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.