Professional Roof Cleaning North Shore
Northside pressure cleaning – Active House Washing has nearly 20 years experience in roof cleaning on the North Shore professionally. Roofs come in many shapes, sizes and heights with various types of tiles such as a gloss, semi-gloss and a matt finish.
Roof tile cleaning is often overlooked, yet a clean roof can really enhance the look of a property. Cleaning roof tops can be a reasonably easy task or sometimes a real challenge due to many pitch angles.
A “standard” roof for homes built in the early part of the 20th century has a pitch of between 18 to 35 degrees – to some modern homes that have a very steep pitch of up to 65 degrees – or even steeper.
Various pitches in between are also common as is with types of tiles used.
A majority of steeper roofs require the use of access equipment where possible to be able to clean in a safe manner.
Some roofs that cover patios or annexes can be nearly – and sometimes flat. Much easier to clean!
Some roof tiles can be quite grippy under foot – mostly the ones with a matt finish tile and this is also said when the tiles are wet too.
Most roof tiles can be extremely slippery – especially when wet such as a glazed tile, this is when more caution is taken.
Why Roof Cleaning North Shore?
Simply put, a clean roof gives the look of a well maintained home and can add value if putting the house on the market.
I have cleaned numerous roofs where the client wasn’t actually sure what colour the roof was, and could absolutely not believe the results after having their roof cleaned on the north shore.
Northside Pressure Cleaning – Active House Washing is highly competent in cleaning poly roofs that cover pergolas and out door entertaining areas such as the one shown below.
There are many types and brands of poly roofing available, all with different types of shades and levels of opacity. They can all react in different ways to being cleaned.
In some circumstances, cleaning is not recommended as the results just wont be worth the time spent. This applies mostly to age of roofing and its past UV exposure as this can make them quite brittle, and where possible, be replaced.
In most cases, the results are truely amazing and cleaning can cost a fraction of the replacement panel cost – as below!
The Professional Roof Cleaning North Shore Process
The roof top is assessed for any prior damage such as broken or cracked tiles and these are replaced providing spares are available or sealed with a silicon product if they are not.
The roof surface is sprayed with a solution that loosens the mildew and than horribly ugly looking lichen then let sit for a short while. The roof is then pressure cleaned with care and a solution re-applied to remove any stains and to kill off any remaining mould spores and prevent the regrowth, leaving your roof looking like it had just been replaced and your home being admired by your neighbors.