Regular roof cleaning helps to maintain one of the most important parts of a building’s structure. Removing algae, fungus, moss, mould and residue from the surface of a roof helps to keep its materials in good condition. Cleaning also provides professionals with an opportunity to assess the condition of the roof. This can be an excellent way to spot minor maintenance issues before they turn into serious problems.
Spectrum has years of experience cleaning all external areas of domestic and commercial buildings, including the roofs. This expertise allows our operatives to find the most appropriate cleaning solution for the job, and carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Why roofs need regular cleaning
As roofs are fully exposed to the elements, they’re prone to algae growth as well as moss and mould. This organic matter can take hold quickly on many materials used for roofing, causing discolouration and an unattractive finish.
Algae is a common problem on properties across the UK. Algae spores are carried through the air and deposited on external surfaces. In damp, temperate conditions, algae can grow quickly, causing the walls or roof of a property to turn green, red or black as it takes hold.
If it is not thoroughly removed, algae will return again and again, becoming a recurring issue for the property owner. Spectrum uses a combination of powerful cleaning methods and biocidal wash to kill and remove algae from all types of roofing.
Moss is another common problem on both commercial and residential properties. If left untreated, moss can grow quickly to cover large areas of roofing. When dislodged, it can easily find its way into guttering, causing blockages and other potentially serious maintenance issues.
Our moss removal service will thoroughly clean all moss from the surface of a roof. Our operatives will also use specially formulated biocide treatment to help prevent moss from re-growing for as long as possible.
Mould can also be found growing on many roofs across the UK. Like other organic substances, it needs to be removed quickly and thoroughly to prevent discolouration and staining to the roofing materials.
Properties located in built-up areas and close to busy transport links may experience a build-up of atmospheric pollutants on their roofs. These particles are produced by cars, lorries, planes, factories and other polluters, and are deposited on all types of external surfaces. Over time, they can cause roofs and façades to appear dirty and dull.
Spectrum will identify the most appropriate cleaning method to remove this dirt and grime. Our team will then use their specialist cleaning and access skills to carry out the work and leave the roof looking like new.