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Roof Cleaning at Verdi Home Improvements

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.

Roofing Sheets…

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.

Slate 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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Wall & Roof Coatings at Verdi Home Improvements

Wall and Roof coatings that we use at Verdi are supplied by ProPerla. This product is designed to retain warmth and reduce damping of your walls. This is due to its thermal insulating properties. Properties include its Hygrothermal performance to retain heat. High breathability lets moisture escape from building materials. Properla coatings are also highly water repellent due to the super hydrophobic properties. Finally, ProPerla coatings are highly durable, with a 25-year performance.

ProPerla Wall & Roof Coatings repel water and dirt using the latest Nanotechnology. Whilst keeping your home dry, clean and attractive. It is also proven to reduce moss and lichen re-growth. This product comes verified by the Energy Saving Trust.

We treat surfaces with masonry cream because they insulate mineral building materials by reducing water absorption. Masonry cream chemically bonds to the surface creating an invisible insulation barrier.

Super hydrophobic treatment has a highly breathable system unlike traditional roof sealers. The one-coat clear protection creates a self-cleaning surface. It also extends the lifespan of all mineral building surfaces including roof tiles. We guarantee a proven, high quality performance.

ProPerla waterproof masonry paints & coatings are rigorously & independently tested.

ProPerla products are also certified to give you peace of mind. This testing ensures the highest quality product and performance.

You can see from the images (above) how much ProPerla coatings can change the look of your home. The first is before a job. The second is after the job was complete. The difference aesthetically, is clear. However, the coating we use will protect this home from harmful damp. We believe this is the highest quality product available for its function. This is why we use ProPerla roof and wall coatings.

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