There’s nothing worse than investing in something you thought was at a great price, only to have it disintegrate into dust just minutes after buying it. IKEA furniture, those new Chinese-built MGs, cryptocurrency… as soon as you buy them, they practically turn to dust!

Is anything made to last anymore? Well, yes – that’s where roof tiles are one of the last remaining products that are built for durability in Australia.

Roof tiles, when made by a reputable manufacturer, are generally very durable and reliable. But can they, too, deteriorate eventually? Here, the team at Royce Roofing explains.

Yes – any manmade object can deteriorate.

The short answer is yes – any manmade object deteriorates eventually. Even your Nan’s Pulsar from 1983… which hasn’t been serviced for a concerningly long time and still runs like brand new. But roof tiles, when looked after properly, can last a whole lifetime, meaning that you won’t have to replace them, ever. Yep, read that again ever!

How to prevent roof tiles from deteriorating

Worried about roof tiles deteriorating in the near future? Here are some great ways to prevent this from happening:

  • Choose a quality roof tile material
    If you’re building a new home, you shouldn’t worry too much about roof tiles deteriorating down the track. If you choose an excellent material like concrete, clay or slate, your roof can last anywhere between 30 and 100 years. Don’t skimp out and go for a cheaper material like asphalt; a better-grade material will last for longer.
  • Get your roof regularly cleaned
    Roof tiles deteriorate quicker when they’re not well-kept. Roof cleaning is one way to stave off tile deterioration. Moss, mildew and mould can all have drastic effects on your tile roof. Moss, for example, has little roots called rhizoids which create cracks in your tiles, leading to quicker deterioration. Royce Roofing can high-pressure clean your roof to remove these nasty little buggers.
  • Get your roof restored
    Got a roof with early signs of wear? Let’s turn that deterioration into restoration! Roof restorations are a magic fix to a tile roof that’s in the early stages of deterioration. Royce Roofing are experts in roof restoration: a process that involves cleaning, repairing and recoating your roof to protect it from the elements and make it look brand new again. A roof restoration staves off deterioration and can add 15-20 years of life back to your roof.

Don’t let your roof tiles deteriorate – contact the team at Royce Roofing and enlist our roof maintenance services. From roof cleaning to repairs to restorations, we provide the best quality roofing services in Melbourne. Our 300+ years of combined experience as a team comes with affordable rates and friendly service to boot. Give us a call for a quick quote today!