Things to check before you opt for roof cleaning

A hard roof is a well-maintained roof from control visits to the cleaning of tiles and other roofing materials to the maintenance of watertightness, our advice to make your cover last.

The proper maintenance of the roof is more than a necessity:

The roof is essential for your protection and the longevity of your home. Its coating, its waterproofness and its insulation are daily compromised by the climatic conditions (sunshine, storm, wind, rain, condensation, humidity), pollution, wear (rusting of certain metal parts such as fasteners, etc.), its use (heating or not) and the various external factors (plants, pebbles, etc.) that can damage it and cause infiltration. The good news is that you can maintain your roof yourself.

When to maintain the roof?

The roof only needs to be cleaned once or twice a year. The first time in the spring, to make sure that the aggressions undergone during the winter (freezing, hail, etc.) did not cause small damages to the coating. The second time in the fall, when the roof must be cleared of debris: dead leaves, small branches, molds, mosses, lichens, mushrooms, etc. Here are our five-step tips for keeping a solid, waterproof and aesthetic roof longer.

Control your roof

Proper maintenance of your roof begins with regular visual inspection. Go around your house, scan the exterior cladding (tiles, slates or others) from the ground, but also from the windows upstairs or the attic, check the condition of the various accessories (ridge, valleys, channels, roof windows, gutters, etc.).

Inspect safely. Of course you can climb on a ladder, scaffold or on the roof itself, as long as you are attached or secure, preferably with someone to help you. In particular, you must detect clogged evacuations and any damaged or displaced tiles or slates, sagging and changes in appearance. You will also be able to evaluate the condition of the roof, if it is gradually covered with lichen, moss or algae, which will then have to be treated.

Prepare the cleaning of your roof

Once the inspection is complete, get ready before you start cleaning your roof. Equip yourself to perform your work safely: wear gloves, mask when applying treatment, non-slip shoes, multi-pocket belt for tools and safety harnesses.

The right tools: Armed with a garbage bag, make a first cleaning to pick up plant waste, pebbles and other residues. Set aside any pieces of tile or slate that may have been chipped in order to replace them. Then prepare your tools: you’ll need a stiff bristle brush, a water jet or a pressure washer, a sprayer, antifoam and water repellent, a ladder or scaffolding.To maintain oneself one’s roof requires to be well equipped and a minimum of know-how. For better solution you can contact with Tempe Roofing Company.

 

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