We do things a little differently to most and roof cleaning is where great care must be taken to ensure not only the best possible cleaning result but also retain the integrity of your roof and interior of your home.
High vs low pressure roof cleaning.
We much prefer the low pressure option and here’s why.
Most contractors like to use high pressure concrete cleaning machines to clean your roof. These machines have two water jets that are angled and rotate very quickly. These machines can and sometimes do push water underneath roof tiles and into the ceiling.
Most of us take great care when washing your house, using low pressure systems to ensure the protection of painted surfaces etc. Your tiled roof is painted. So why isn’t that same care taken on a very weather vulnerable part of your home?
Our system of cleaning your tiled roof is not that far removed from the way we would wash your house. A four part cleaning and mould removal solution is applied to the roof. We leave it to dwell and rinse the roof clean. All with little more pressure than a garden hose. Our system not only protects you roof and interior from potential damage. It will far outlast cleaning done with a rotary machine.
Lichen is an organism made up of fungi and algae that is found mostly on terracotta roofs. It’s sometimes found on a tin or tiled roof. I describe it as looking like a small flat cabbage so it’s easily identifyable. Lichen has roots that take hold on a tile and is almost impossible to remove whilst alive. Using our “Treat it first” philosophy, we can remove lichen with a realatively low pressure rinse.
A tin roof is usually much easier to clean than a tiles or terracotta. Tin is strong, rarely leaks and time is about the only thing that will remove paint. Over the past year or so, with the weather the way it’s been, we are now using a similar system to tile cleaning. We now chemically treat the surface of the tin, resulting in a much better finish and added longevity..
We use Google maps where ever we can to measure your roof. It’s much more accurate than using a measuring wheel and can usually quote the same day.
We’ll also give you a verbal report on the condition of your roof and let you know if any repairs are required.
Take a look through our gallery and see the results of our roof cleaning systems.