Roof Cleaning & Treatment
When you think about making your house clean and presentable, you probably neglect your roof. Lets discuss The Advantages of Having Your Roof Cleaned.
It’s okay, we get it. It’s not the first place that you think about. The first thing that you think about is probably cleaning your windows or the exterior walls of your home- both services that we provide.
This makes sense, as the windows and walls are often at eye-level when you are examining your home. However, if you neglect the roof completely, there can be severe consequences to both the aesthetics and the safety of your home. There are several advantages of having your roof cleaned; let’s discuss just a few.
Advantages to cleaning your roof
Did you know that one of the best environments for algae growth is on your roof? Algae, moss and lichen grow best in areas that are moist and have crevices. Knowing this, it is understandable that roofs harvest algae growth. The growth is especially prevalent where the slates overlap, particularly along the tail end (lower edge) of the slate. One of the main advantages of having your roof cleaned is the ability to rid your roof of this unattractive and unhealthy bacterial growth. However, it is by no means the only advantage.
Water retention on your roof tiles not only needs to algae growth, but can also cause damp areas on your roof. If left untreated for long enough, this dampness can begin to seep through the roof and, during the colder months, can cause the roof tiles to crack due to frost penetration. No one wants cracked roof tiles! Cracked tiles not only make your house look unattractive, but they also make your home quite unsafe. The roof is meant to protect your home and those in it, but how can it serve its purpose if it is falling apart?
Hopefully you’re now convinced of the advantages of having your roof cleaned. So, how does one go about cleaning their roof? The first step is to hire the professionals. Roof cleaning can be a very delicate process. It is best to consult professionals who know how to safely and effectively clean your specific type of roof, with the best products and in the least amount of time. Newgents are your go-to roof cleaning specialists. There are two main techniques that we use when cleaning roofs. The first is called soft washing. This is our default cleaning method, as roofs can be delicate. Soft washing involves the application of a biodegradable chemical to the roof with low measure. For extra moss removal, we do have more intense methods. Proper care for your roof is not confined to a once-off washing.
Often, soft washing does not deliver immediate results; rather, after a while of regularly hiring professionals to clean your roof, you will see long-term results that far surpass your expectations. However, we are also able to steam roofs that need quicker results. We primarily use high power washing when working with clients who are preparing their home for a quick sale. As you can see, there are several ways to effectively clean your roof.
It is important to understand the true advantages of having your roof cleaned. Consult a professional who is able to offer you an honest consultation to discuss not only why your roof would benefit from a cleaning, but also the best method for the cleaning. Give the Newgents team a call to arrange an on site survey.
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