What is Efflorescence?

Have you noticed a whitish film or chalky patches on your concrete roof tiles?

Have you noticed a whitish film or chalky patches on your concrete roof tiles?

What is Efflorescence by Crowther Roofing and Cooling in Fort Myers and Sarasota

This is a common occurrence called efflorescence, and it's nothing to be alarmed about! Here's what you need to know:

Efflorescence is a natural process that happens with concrete products, including roof tiles. It's simply a chemical reaction between the lime in the cement and carbon dioxide in the air. This reaction can cause a white, crystalline deposit to form on the surface of the tiles. It can appear as a whitish haze ("bloom") or in concentrated patches.

Does Efflorescence Affect My Roof?

The good news is that efflorescence is purely cosmetic. It doesn't affect the strength, durability, or energy efficiency of your concrete roof tiles. Your roof will continue to perform beautifully and protect your home for years to come.

How Does Efflorescence Go Away?

The best course of action is to simply let nature take its course. Rainwater and carbon dioxide will naturally wash away the chalky residue over time, revealing the original color of your tiles. There's no need for any special cleaning products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Efflorescence is a harmless reaction that can occur on concrete roof tiles.
  • It doesn't affect the performance or lifespan of your roof.
  • Rain and CO2 will naturally wash away the white residue.

If you have any further questions about efflorescence or your concrete roof tiles, feel free to contact us!