Looking for roof tiles in Naples, Florida? Concrete, slate, and clay roof tiles are resistant to fire, hail, and moisture but occasionally call for repair. The Dickson Roofing professionals are experts in both residential and commercial roof repairs and specialize in concrete, slate, and clay tile.
Dickson Roofing has been providing premium quality, professional roof installation and roof repair services in the Collier and Lee County area for more than 30 years. Our team is comprised of Florida State-Certified Roofing Contractors, Florida State-Certified General Contractors, and we have Florida High-Wind Certification from The Roofing Institute.
Tile Roof 101
High-density, extruded concrete tile is among the most durable roofing materials and can withstand all of the abuse Florida’s ever-changing weather can throw at it. It has a long life, adds resale value, and delivers lower utility costs through energy efficiency.
The classic tile roofs of the Mediterranean and Caribbean are clay tile. They exude Old World charm that dates back to ancient times. Unlike the clay tiles of centuries past, however, modern-day clay tiles are highly resilient to heat, moisture, and other extreme conditions—perfect for Southwest Florida. Dickson Roofing adds even more resilience with advanced application methods and adhesives.
Inspection and Repair of Tile Roofs
In general, tile roofs – whether concrete, slate, or clay – will require minimal maintenance and can be expected to outlast the buildings they protect.
Despite their durability, individual tiles can still break. This is most often caused by birds, hail, and flying debris that makes its way onto the roof. Tiles are sensitive to weight, so avoid walking on your roof unless absolutely necessary. They are also susceptible to the build-up of dirt and debris caused by nearby trees with overhanging branches.
When broken tiles need to be replaced, hire Dickson Roofing to replace them quickly to avoid a major repair in the future. We know tile roofs and will repair and restore your tile roof to your standards and expectations.
You should also have your roof inspected every other year if it is less than ten years old (once a year for an older roof) and following any major storm to help keep it in excellent condition.
Cleaning a Tile Roof
Like any other roofing system, tiles are susceptible to the build-up of dirt and debris caused primarily by trees with nearby, overhanging branches. The leaves can block water flow on the roof and create the perfect environment for mold growth.
If nearby trees are constantly dropping leaves, branches, twigs, and other debris on your roof, be diligent about removing them from your roof. If you don’t the tiles will begin to wear out and crack, or the debris will work its way under the tiles and destroy the integrity of the underlayment.
While it’s tempting to try cleaning the roof yourself, you run the risk of damaging the tiles while attempting to clear out the debris. Instead, entrust this task to Dickson Roofing as often as needed to maintain a strong, damage-free roof.
When you need roof tiles in Naples, Florida, we encourage you to contact us at Dickson Roofing at 239.514.1100 for a free consultation and estimate.