How best to clean and protect your roof this winter?
Over time roofs become dirty with a build-up of moss and algae. To retain the structural integrity of the roof and ensure your home or commercial property is safe and protected for all weather conditions, it is important to keep your roof clean and clean it regularly.
There are several methods which can be used some being better and more effective than others we will discuss those further on.
Why clean roof tiles?
If roof moss, algae and dirt is left and not deal with it can cause many problems. Firstly, moss absorbs moisture easily, which will add weight to the roof, putting it under stress. Also, this moisture can enter the roof space, which can seriously damage integral parts of the roof structure. In addition to this moisture can cause cracks and splits in your roof tiles.
The presence of moss, algae or dirt on your roof tiles can also cause blockages in your roofline drainage system. The build-up of moss and other materials can block the guttering that runs along the tiled roof, causing water to run down the sides of the building, leaving unsightly marks and resulting in damp within the walls of the property.
What is the best cleaning method?
Here are JJC Contractors Ltd we are roof specialists providing the very best in roof cleaning services, that not only cleans the surface of your roof but also eliminates biological spores on the surface of your roof, prolonging its appearance and longevity for years to come.
The most common used method is high pressure washing but this is something we are against and would never recommend. High pressure washing can cause more damage than good because the strength of the water stream can remove the protective finish off the roof tiles.
We use specialist techniques to get rid of organic matter algae and nasty stains. We do this without the use of high-pressure washing equipment that will ultimately damage your roof.
At JJC Contractors Ltd we have a three-stage cleaning process starting with cleaning off any moss or algae with a soft wash method, using specialist tools to do the job. The second stage is a light steaming process to effectively remove any other dirt and grime and then finally apply a treatment of biocide to protect your roof leaving it in tip top condition.
Our three-stage technique will not only clean your roof but kill any growth at the root, leaving you with longer lasting cleaner roof, effectively removing a range of containments including:
Roof cleaning will keep your roof in tip top condition, not just looking its best but also keep you and your property safe and protected not just from the winter weather but all year round
By using a professional roof cleaning service, you are assured the best results with minimum of risk of damaging your property. Our experienced team know how to restore your roof to its former state, making it both appealing to potential future buyers and prolonging the life of the roof itself.
In addition to the above as specialist roofing contractors we can carry out all manner of roof repairs, ensuring your roof stays safe and protected throughout its life time.