Roof cleaning at Verdi Home Improvements. With World Photography Day later this month, we wanted to talk about our roof cleaning service. We love to take pictures of our work, and some of the best come from our roof projects!
A roof’s aesthetic can completely change with a good clean. You can see this in the before and after images that we post. However, as much as the look of your home and its roof is important. Roof cleaning and treatment in general, is necessary to the overall health of your home. At Verdi we can provide this service, but we wanted to briefly explain the process of our roof cleaning service. So, what are the 3 stages of cleaning a roof?
Stage 1: Preparation
Roof cleaning can be quite a large project. So, there are steps that both we, and you can do to ensure that the process runs smoothly. We want to make sure that we make as little disruption to your home as possible. So, if you remove any furniture, wall hangings etc. then your belongings won’t run the risk of your house and garden getting dirty.
Stage 2: Cleaning
This is the stage which you leave up to us! Firstly, we want to keep mess to a minimum. So, we begin by removing all debris from your roof. Similarly, moss can build up on your roof, which can often lead to roof damage due to the moisture. Instead of pressure washing (depending on the roof style) and causing your property to get dirty, we may manually remove some of this moss before we continue with the cleaning process.
The way we can clean a roof changes with the type of roof have. We typically use high pressure cleaning for roofs; however, this isn’t always to most appropriate option.
These are some of the most common roof that we typically see. To clean these roofs, we use hot water and cleaning detergent, with a high-pressure washer. High-pressure washing can sometimes lead to damage of shingles if they are already weakened, so to avoid this we can adjust the pressure to ensure this doesn’t happen.
For Roof Sheets and corrugated roofs, we would avoid using high pressure washing, and instead take a more delicate approach. For these types of roofs, we would use softer cleaning detergents and materials, like a cloth to clean this style of roof.
Again, Slate roofs are more delicate than shingles. So, for this, we wouldn’t use a high-pressure washer as this would increase the risk of damage. It also could potentially leave which could grow and damage the roof long-term. Instead, we would a stiff brush to clean this type of roof.
Stage 3: Aftercare
This final stage is something you can do yourself. By keeping of top of your roof’s health, you can catch any damage early on to prevent future, long-lasting damage. For example, to prevent a future leak you can…
- Check for cracks
- Checks for stagnant water & remove this
- Unclog your drains
We offer the service of roof cleaning and repair! If you need this service, then be sure to use Verdi!
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