Published Tuesday 7th of January 2014 // Updated Tuesday 7th of February 2017
The roof of a house is probably the most important element to any shelter; its not for nothing that the phrase is a roof over ones head. In spite of the shared wisdom and obviousness of this fact, roofs are often neglected, forgotten about, and denied the proper care. Whether this is due to forgetfulness or ignorance, you should not fall prey to this potential disastrous mistake. Regardless of whether your roof is made up of tiles or shingles, as long as these materials are comprised of concrete, there are steps you need to take to ensure an appropriate level of protection.
Fortunately, the process is fairly easy, straightforward, and cost-effective. A roof made of tiles is likely to leak at some point over the course of its life. If moisture seeps into the concrete material, it will definitely leak into your home over time. Concrete is a naturally porous material, which is a direct result of its mixing process. It is created by mixing together water, Portland cement, and an aggregate, such as sand or gravel. These three materials lead to a large number of microscopic pores and hairline cracks that extend throughout the concrete in a vast network that is ideal for allowing water to pass through.
Fortunately, it is easy to protect your concrete roof tiles thereby protecting your home from water damage. The best, most cost-effective method is to apply a concrete sealer to your roof in order to prevent water leakage. Siloxa-Tek 8500 is the best option to protect your roof, without the risk of fading or delamination. It is a penetrating sealer that will enter the concrete through surface pores without changing the look, feel or appearance of the tiles. Penetrating concrete sealers like the 8500 are an inexpensive and straightforward way to prevent future damage to your roof all while helping to prevent mold, mildew, efflorescence, and other problems that can threaten a roof's integrity.