Residential Roof Services
Pressure washing the roof
Pressure washing is the easiest and most effective way to remove moss/algae/lichen from your roof when the main roof is clay, concrete tiles, slates, asbestos and metal roofing sheets. But pressure washing is NOT for wooden shingles or flat roofs. Our pressure washing experts use the lowest pressure setting possible; we are aware that excessive pressure can end up damaging roof coatings. In this way, the moss and lichen can be removed from the roof leaving the tile coatings undamaged.
Puzzled why moss on the roof is a problem?
If not cleaned off properly moss and algae on the roof could shave years off the life of your roof. It’s important to remember that roof algae is a living organism that needs food to continue to grow and in order to grow it consumes the shingles, tiles and slates. This damage can lead to expensive roof repairs, higher heating bills and can also ruin your curb appeal.
If you have any concerns or questions about the type of chemicals and equipment that we use for power washing the roof, feel free to contact us. We are always happy to give you information.
Don’t ignore your gutters
A task many of us choose to ignore, gutter cleaning is an important twice yearly ritual all homeowners should adopt. When clogged gutters overflow, they cause ice dams on the roof that force water inside your house.
They can get so heavy that they will pull their fixings loose and rot the trim and siding. Even if your gutters do not overflow each season, leaving decaying debris there is an open invitation to carpenter ants and midgies. If you have a lot of trees around your house, you might want to clean your gutters more frequently.