Does my type of roofing need cleaning?

It is the case that anything in our country which faces frequent or constant exposure to our climate us going to need some form of maintenance, repair and cleaning work carried out on it.

We know that to quite a few of you the above opening statement will sound like common sense. There are a number of instances, however, where people believe that there are some exceptions to this. One of the most common things which people believe to be immune from the effects or the weather is certain styles of roofing.

In this day and age there are a number of different materials used for roofing. The most frequently used include metal cladding, asphalt tiling, or slate tiles. Whilst the various different materials bring certain unique qualities to the surface, a number of common factors exist across all formats. The requirement to be cleaned is very much at the forefront for all.

The idea that moss or algae would not be an issue if steel or a form of metal cladding has been used for the roofing is one that we’ve encountered over the years. Although the logic behind this view makes a degree of sense, it isn’t the case at all.

We understand why people think that algae might not take to metal due to it being manufactured rather than naturally formed. It is instead the case that metal roofing is usually treated to inhibit the growth of moss and algae, but it is impossible to prevent this from happening altogether.

As one of the leading roof cleaning companies in Surrey we’re always happy to help with providing any insights or information that our knowledge can give you.

We do, as mentioned, understand why some might believe their roofing is immune to cleaning requirements but we can assure you that this is not the case at all. That is why we provide such a wide array of professional services and cater for all types of roofing.