Concrete and clay roof tile are resistant to fire, hail and moisture, but occasionally call for repair. The professionals at Dickson Roofing are experts in both residential and commercial roof repairs in the Naples, FL area and specialize in concrete and clay tile.
Dickson Roofing has served Southwest Florida for over 30 years. You will find our top-quality work throughout Collier and Lee counties in some of the most prestigious communities, including Port Royal, Grey Oaks, Bay Colony, Mediterra, Olde Naples, Aqualane Shores and Park Shore.
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.
About Tile Roofs
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 Maintenance
In general, a tile roof – concrete or clay – requires minimal maintenance and can be expected to outlast the building it protects. Modern ceramic tiles are made from a mixture of impact-resistant minerals and other durable substrates, and are sturdier than they look. They may occasionally require roof repair, but having your roof inspected every other year if it is under 10 years old (once a year for an older roof) or after any major storm will help keep it in excellent condition.
Like any other roofing system, tiles are susceptible to the build-up of dirt and debris caused primarily by nearby trees with 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.
Although durable, individual tiles can still break. This is most often caused by hail, birds, and other objects that make their way onto the roof. They are also sensitive to weight, so avoid walking on your roof unless absolutely necessary. If broken tiles need to be replaced, hire Dickson Roofing to replace them quickly to avoid a major repair in the future.
When you need tile roof repair in Naples, FL, we encourage you to contact Dickson Roofing at (239) 514-1100 for a free consultation and estimate.