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A skilled worker is inspecting a recently refurbished roof, examining the roof tiles for any signs of damage to ensure its integrity and longevity.
LTI TransformationsMay 1, 2024 11:56:00 AM2 min read

Top Tips For Maintaining Refurbished Exterior Walls and Roofs

A skilled worker is inspecting a recently refurbished roof, examining the roof tiles for any signs of damage to ensure its integrity and longevity.

Revitalising your home swiftly, efficiently, and economically is made possible through top-notch roof and wall refurbishment. However, to ensure your house maintains its pristine appearance, ongoing maintenance is a must.

In this article, we’ll go through our expert tips to help you achieve just that.

Regular Cleaning

Once your tile roof has been refurbished, you need to keep it clean. Regular cleaning will help to extend the lifespan of your roof, ensure it continues to look good and helps to prevent wear and tear. As roof access can be a challenge, it’s often a good idea to get a professional team in to wash your tiles and remove any organic matter that’s accumulated.

Bi-Annual Checks

Clay and concrete roof tiles are designed to be robust and to withstand the worst the weather can throw at them – even in Scotland. Check your tiles for damage twice a year to make sure you stay on top of essential maintenance. Ideally, your roof should be inspected in autumn, so it’s ready for the cold winter weather, and again in the spring, to ensure the rain, wind and ice didn’t do any damage.

If you carry out proper tile roof maintenance, your tiles should have a lifespan of around 60 years. Keeping your roof as long as possible isn’t just good for your bank balance, it’s also great for the environment as it minimises waste and reduces the amount of raw materials used in construction. So, make sure you get your roof checked on a regular basis.

Remove Organic Matter From Walls

Broadly speaking, wall maintenance is fairly similar to roof maintenance. In both cases, it’s important to check for cracks, water ingress and any other potentially serious issues. It’s also essential to remove any organic matter growing on the walls. Getting rid of moss, algae, lichen or any other greenery will improve the appearance of your exterior walls and extend their lifespan.

Targeted Treatments

Targeted treatments can be used to reduce the amount of maintenance required and help keep your walls in great condition. For example, you could consider using a biocide solution that soaks into the render and eliminates rooted spores. This will help to prevent the future growth of moss and algae and keep your walls in good condition.

Professionals, like LTI Transformations, use specialist treatments that help to waterproof walls and that even make exterior surfaces self-cleaning. By using these processes, you can reduce the amount of maintenance required on your walls and roof, and dramatically improve the look of your home.

What To Do Next

Refurbishing your roof and walls is an affordable, effective and sustainable way to maintain your home. Don't let weathering and time diminish your property's appeal. If you're interested in refurbishing your roof or walls then get in touch with the team at LTI Transformations today!