In the UK we predominantly have clay and concrete roof tiles thanks to their popularity over the past 50 years. One of the most common methods of cleaning roof tiles is to pressure wash them. However, this is something that is widely disputed as using a pressure washer can do more harm than good. The finish on roof tiles, which is normally a granular finish, is there to protect them and gradually wear off over time. Pressure washing can remove the top layer of granular material from the shingle or tiles, the older the tile, the more likely granular loss will occur. Thus accelerating the wear, potentially leading to need a new roof sooner than you may have otherwise.
This is why we choose to clean most roofs by hand with scraping tools and biocides. Once we have removed as much of the organic material as we can, the roof is then treated with a biocide which will kill off any remnants and will help slow down growth in the future. We also offer this treatment independently of a full clean because if you have your roof treated regularly, the growth can be almost stopped completely, removing the need for more expensive cleans.
✅Preventive Maintenance: Regular cleaning identifies and addresses issues before they escalate.
✅Enhanced Curb Appeal: Clean roofs instantly improve your home's exterior appearance.
✅Extended Lifespan: Removing dirt, debris, and contaminants helps prolong roof durability.
✅Energy Efficiency: Clean roofs reflect sunlight, reducing heat absorption and improving insulation.
✅Improved Roof Functionality: Clean surfaces allow for proper water drainage, preventing leaks.
✅Cost Savings: Prevents potential damage, reducing the need for expensive repairs.
✅Preserved Property Value: Well-maintained roofs contribute to higher market value.
✅Safety: Having a clean roof helps preserve the integrity of the tiles.
Maintain a beautiful and functional home with regular roof cleaning!