Roof cement tiles are durable materials that can be used for roofing, but just like other materials of its kind, they too are actually prone to deterioration. Over time, these tiles develop structural defects and these defects only show up many years after they are installed. The problem is, not all defects that develop in cement tiles can be rectified. That is why it is important to know how to prevent cement roof tiles from deteriorating before these defects start to ruin your roof.
An important fact that homeowners who use roof cement tiles should know is that concrete cures and hardens over time. This curing process lasts for just around 12 months from the time the tile is created. Because it takes time to cure concrete …show more content…
This process is also undertaken prior to the waterproofing process. In priming, the roofer uses the seam tape to cover all the seams that can be found in the concrete, and then applying a coat of concrete primer to the entire roof. You may start painting at one end of the roof and then finish at the last corner. To make sure that you do it right, wait until the primer coat dries up and add a second coat if necessary.
The actual process of waterproofing involves pouring the vapor barrier into the paint sprayer, and then spraying on an even coat to the cement tiled roof. When waterproofing, make sure that you apply the spray as evenly as possible and let the vapor barrier dry up first before adding a second coat.
Preventing roof cement tiles from deteriorating is important because concrete tiles are very susceptible to damages such as cracking, spalling, crazing and scaling. Also, these tiles retain moisture that may result to corrosion. As a homeowner, you have to take note of the simple processes that you can do by yourself so as to save yourself from extensive concrete roof repairs in the