At Giles Cleaning we clean roofs for both residential and commercial customers. Roofs that are not well maintained and cleaned are vulnerable to the build-up of moss, lichen and algae, which causes your roof tiles to separate over time. Water will seep through your roof tiles and will cause stresses to the structure of your roof as well as allowing damp to creep into your building and walls. Keeping your roof cleaned and maintained will help keep your building structurally sound and will give your property ‘kerb appeal’ to passers-by and visitors to your home or commercial premises. Our roof cleaning team will completely clear and clean the roof or your residential or commercial building and will make sure they remove all moss, lichen and algae growth to restore your roof to it’s original condition.
The first step to eliminating moss on roofs is to remove it. This is carried out by accessing the roof scraping it from the tiled surfaces. Its important that this is carried out with the correct access equipment to prevent accidents and damage to the roof.
The second step is to clear all the loose moss from the roof valleys and guttering system using a high powered SkyVac System.
The third and final step is to apply a chemical Biocide to kill off any remaining microscopic moss spores which would just simply grow straight back if not treated. The Biocide continues to work over the coming months guaranteeing the moss can not grow straight back.
Moss is a nasty growth which loves to grow on damp roof tiles. Unfortunately it can end up causing problems to tiles, gutters and pointing. It also looks untidy when it falls from the roof onto paths, patios and conservatory roofs.
Moss holds water similar to how a sponge does, causing it to become heavy, adding unnecessary weight to the roof structure.
In the winter months the water in the moss expands and contracts where it freezes and thaws on a daily basis. Its this action which causes the most damage to a roofs structure.
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