Roof Cleaning Service
Why should you clean your roof?
Im sure your roof looks nothing like this roof, roof cleaning has developed enormously over the last couple of years, and now with gentle scraping or steam cleaning followed by a n anti moss biocide your roof can look like new.
Is roof cleaning necessary?
There are a number of unknown benefits when it comes to getting your roof cleaned. Although it does improve the look of your roof and property, it also improves the health of both and contributes to a number of other functions of your home, such as preventing water damage and helping gutters do their job.
Mould, mildew, algae, moss, dirt, debris, leaves, stains, and many other things will build up on your roof over time. Exposure to weather and air pollution will also take its toll on your roof. Your roof is one of the most important features of your home or property. Therefore, it is so important that it is maintained and frequently examined for damage or other issues.
Roof cleaning is especially vital if you have trees surrounding your property. Falling leaves and branches, bird droppings, and a number of other debris can cause your roof’s appearance and integrity to deteriorate over time. The cost of getting your roof cleaned will pale into insignificance when compared to the price of replacing your roof.
Extends the life and reliability of roof materials and shingles. You may not think it, but algae and moss can be quite harmful to certain roof materials. Moss, for example, can make asphalt shingles curl as moisture is depleted, making them more likely to fall off of your roof in high winds. This is not only an issue for your roof, but it’s also a health and safety risk. Caring for your roof means caring for your home and everything inside of your home.
Algae, on the other hand, can decrease the efficiency of roof shingles and tiles. Black algae and lichen can negatively tamper with the heating and cooling perks a roof brings to your home. Because of this, there is also a chance that these black streaks will decrease your property’s value, as your roof is practically reflecting heat away, resulting in an increase in utility bills.
Improves image, curb appeal, and even value of your property. Whether you’re selling your property, or just want to enhance its looks, roof cleaning is always a great way of doing so. You may not want to have to replace your roof if it’s older or looking worse for wear. Therefore, employing Reach Wash Roof Cleaning services is a cost-effective and swift way of increasing property value.
Getting your commercial property roof cleaned will always reflect well on your business, making it more attractive to customers who visit your business. This way, you can view professional roof cleaning services as an investment for your company.
So, how do you effectively and thoroughly deal with this problem? Should you watch a YouTube video of how to clean a roof, climb up on your own roof, and start scrubbing? This may not be the wisest or most efficient way of roof cleaning. Reach Wash Roof Cleaners use modern roof cleaning technology that eliminates the need to climb and walk all over your roof. But, what’s actually involved in professionally cleaning a roof?
How do you clean a roof?
The method roof cleaning professionals use is the scrape, biocide, and low-pressure steam cleaning techniques. This will ensure optimum roof cleaning results, whatever the size, style, and accessibility of your roof.
Step 1 – Assessing. After you have received a quote and made arrangements for a Reach Wash Roof Cleaner to clean your roof, the contractor will visit your home and prepare and examine the area around your property. We aim to minimise any possible damage to your landscaping, and also will ask you to move any vehicles out of the way.
After this, the roof cleaner will inspect your roof. If we find any damages or issues with your roof, we’d advise you to sort this out before we clean, so as to not cause any water damage to your property.
Step 2 – Scraping. Whether via standing on a ladder or temporary scaffolding, we can use our modern scraping tools to scrape away any moss, dirt, and debris that is sitting on your roof. This makes the cleaning process much more effective. Our tailored shingle scrapers can be used on any style of shingle.
Scraping away the debris, Reach Wash Roof Cleaners will always neatly collect the dirt from your gutters and remove it from your property. Or, many have requested to keep the moss and soil to use in their gardens as it makes for a great mulch.
Step 3 – Low-pressure steam cleaning. The act of steam cleaning a roof brings many benefits. Using a lance, again from the safety of a ladder or scaffolding completely eradicates the need for walking on your roof. Low-pressure steam is the most powerful and prompt way of cleaning any sort of dirt or stain from a roof. The low-pressure part is so that no damage is done to your roof shingles, making sure they keep their protective layer. The steam part is so that no stain, algae, or lichen is too difficult to clean.
This is by a longshot a superior way for cleaning a roof, used by roof cleaning professionals.
Step 4 – Biocide. What is biocide? This clever substance is the best way to kill and keep away organic substances such as moss, algae, mould, mildew, lichen, and fungi. Also known as bio-wash, this moss and mould inhibitor is a safe and favoured technique of deterring problematic organics.
We safely apply this biocide treatment to your roof. It will then stay on your roof for a long time, keeping mould and moss away. This method deeply penetrates the most stubborn of stains. It’s quick, non-expensive, and always guarantees the best possible results.
Step 5 – Clean up. After steps 1 through to 4 are completed to satisfaction, we will then clean any debris from your gutters and leave your property as we found it – with the exception of a beautifully cleaned roof.
Frequently Asked Roof Cleaning Questions:
Will you be walking around on my roof?
No. The use of ladders or scaffolding does away with any need to walk on a roof. Walking on a roof is dangerous, not only to the contractor but can damage your roof as well. With our lance technology, we can safely and thoroughly clean the entirety of your roof without having to take one step on it.
How much does roof cleaning cost?
Depending on the size of your roof, it can cost anywhere from £300-£1300. Residential roof cleaning jobs generally cost considerably less than commercial roof cleaning. However, many commercial roofs are made from materials that are much easier to clean and require less work than residential roofs. You can easily contact us to request a quote. We can look on Google Maps at your roof and discuss the type of roof you have and accessibility.
How long does roof cleaning take?
Again, depending on size, style, material, condition, and access available, roof cleaning jobs generally take from 2 to 5 hours.
Do you pressure wash roofs?
No. Pressure washing a roof in most cases will actually do more harm than good. Our use of low-pressure steam cleaning ensures the best results without the use of jet washing or high-powered washing machines.
What is the black stuff on my roof?
We hope that it is the tough algae called Gloeocapsa magma. This organic substance feeds on many shingle materials, causing long-term damage. The darkness of the algae also reflects heat and can cause your property to experience a certain amount of loss of temperature effectivity. These black algae can be easily dealt with and removed from your roof as quickly as possible.
Does cleaning your roof damage it?
If you get your roof cleaned by a professional, who knows exactly what they’re doing, with years of experience and knowledge, who is fully insured and qualified, and with the best tools and equipment, there is no chance that your roof will be damaged. However, by hiring someone without any of the above, then there is a good chance that your roof will be damaged.
Thankfully, Reach Wash Roof Cleaners are professional, conscientious, and helpful contractors that will not only get your roof looking as good as new, but provide a friendly service, give you any advice that you may need, and alert you to any possible issues you may have with your roof and possibly even gutters.
Contact us today either by filling out the box, emailing us, ringing us up, or using the chat. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and arrange a convenient date and time to clean your roof.