Roof cleaning benefits, outside of aesthetics, are hard to measure because we tend to only take notice of what we can see. It is like this in most of our lives. Aiming for a long term benefit without immediate results that could save us thousands of pounds is hard, we get it. The problem is, we forget that our property is one of the most valuable investments and taking care of it is very important.
Below, I’m going to try to answer the most common questions about the subject, list the benefits of roof cleaning and why you should consider getting this service from us.
Should you have your roof cleaned?
It depends on several factors, including the type of roof you have, the surrounding nature in your area, and the level of maintenance your roof has received in the past, but it’s always worth getting in touch if you’d like advice on this.
Living in the UK, we have the perfect environment for moss to grow and build up especially if your property is surrounded by trees without much sunlight.
How often should a roof be cleaned?
If your roof already has a build up of moss, when done correctly your roof should only need a full service scrape and treatment or steam clean once. Following this we recommend repeat biocide treatments every few years, or sooner if necessary, as a maintenance program to keep the regrowth at bay. This will always be the most cost effective route as the workload involved in re-treating is a fraction of the full service.
What are the most common roof problems?
- Leaks: Roof leaks are a common problem and can be caused by damaged or missing roof tiles, poor installation, or weather and environmental damage such as freezing and thawing of moss causing tiles to crack.
- Blocked gutters: Gutters can become clogged with leaves, debris, and other materials, causing water to back up and damage the roof.
- Missing or damaged tiles: Missing or damaged tiles can cause water to seep through the roof and into the home.
- Poor ventilation: A poorly ventilated roof can lead to a buildup of moisture, which can cause damage to the roof and lead to the growth of mould and mildew.
- Roof sagging: A sagging roof can be caused by several factors, including structural damage, excess weight on the roof, or poor installation.
- Flaking or peeling paint: Flaking or peeling paint on the roof can be a sign of weather damage or poor quality paint.
- Cracked or warped shingles: Cracked or warped shingles can allow water to seep through the roof and into the home.
- Damage from trees: Trees can cause damage to roofs, either through falling branches or rubbing against the roof and causing wear and tear.
Do you climb on the roof for the clean?
We use scaffold towers 99% of the time, which we will set up and disassemble ourselves, saving you money on full scaffolding while still keeping our staff and your property safe from damage.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to reach out and we will happily assist you.
Here are the top 5 benefits of roof cleaning
- Increases the lifespan of your roof: Regular roof cleaning and moss removal can help extend the lifespan of your roof, protecting it from damage and preventing costly repairs.
- Improves the appearance of your home: A clean and well-maintained roof can enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your home, boosting its curb appeal and value.
- Prevents damage to your roof: Moss, algae, and other debris can damage your roof tiles, causing them to crack or become dislodged. Regular cleaning and moss removal can help prevent this type of damage, ensuring the structural integrity of your roof.
- Reduces the need for repairs: Regular cleaning and moss removal can help prevent damage to your roof, reducing the need for costly repairs in the future.
- Prevent damage to gutters: Moss can build up in gutters and downpipes, which can cause blockages and prevent rainwater from draining away properly. Removing the moss can prevent damage to gutters and downpipes.
MB Exterior Cleaning offers a range of services for your property maintenance, we are fully insured with qualified staff to get the job done. To get a FREE quote, contact us and we will get back to you ASAP.
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