Points To Remember When Cleaning Roof Tiles

There will inevitably come a point in a roof’s life when tiles should be cleaned if only to improve the aesthetics of a property, but how is the best way to go about this?

A lot will depend on the type of roof you have and the materials used. Concrete or slate tend to be the most common materials and in the case of the latter any contamination with moss or lichen is unlikely to be as bad as on concrete tiles of a certain age.

Some roofs may require specialist cleaning so it is always best to check with a professional before starting work and definitely worth taking all necessary safety precautions to protect yourself from injury or worse.

You will find there are specialist tools for removing moss and algae from roof tiles and anti moss sprays to ensure full removal. Any remaining debris should then be lightly sprayed away taking care not to cover neighbours and passers by with the rubbish from your roof.

It is important not to use a high pressure hose on roof tiles just in case it causes damage to the tiles which can lead to leaks. Again simply climbing up a ladder and dealing with wet tiles is likely to be dangerous so it is worth hiring the property equipment or a professional to do the job for you.

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