Perform a yearly maintenance on your roof to ensure a long term and durable roof. Letting algae and moss develop on your roof will have a huge impact, it can lead to gutters failing and creating spots on your roof that will build up damp that will eventually permeate and damage the underlay on your roof.
Soft washing and hard washing are the two most common forms of roof cleaning. Soft washing is the more gentle version and used on roof tiling that might get damaged through hard washing. The soft wash uses a soft brush along with running water which is combined to gently brush dirt off your roof. It is more labour intensive and not as 100% effective as a hard wash. However it will remove the build up of grime on your roof and this is the most important factor. Dublin roof cleaning is a vital component to any longevity for your roof.
Hard washing is without a doubt the most efficient way of roof cleaning. Hard wash uses a pressure wash system, it will be used on the roof to clear away all the dirt, algae and moss on it. With soft wash and hard wash, A roof that is covered with moss or algae, we would recommend using a bio-detergent to remove the build up of the moss or algae before you do any type of roof cleaning
Another great option on a roof once it is clean is to use a tile paint. With tile painting, you can opt to make your roof any colour although we would recommend the standard slate, black or terracotta look. The added benefit to using a tiling paint is the sealing it will provide on the roof. It will help to protect the original tiles and keep off further algae and moss for a while longer.
As long as your roof is kept clean, no dirt will build up into the gutters. If a guttering system becomes blocked because of moss, it will cause degradation and the water to become stagnant in it. The added weight can cause gutters to come loose and worse, water can start to seep into your timber back boards. Avoid it all by doing a maintenance on your roof once a year.