Pressure washing isn’t recommended with metal roofs

What people tend to do with roofs is ignore the debris build-up and disregard it as harmless. However, what lies on your roof can be very detrimental if left for long enough. As soon as you notice anything that looks like dirt on the surface it is time to call in the specialists. With an expertise in manual services, we not only clean the surface, but do so in a gentle and uncompromising way. That is why we are among the best roof cleaning companies Surrey has to offer.

During our many years in business, one thing we have noticed is that more homeowners are starting to adopt metal roofing in favour of more traditional shingles. Metal roofs are strong and can endure much that is certain, but they still need cleaning regardless. Despite the toughness of this variety of roof, manual methods should still be used in lieu of pressure washers.

As a matter of fact, one of the first questions that professionals like us are often asked is if high jet washing is suitable for metal roofs. While it is an option, it’s one we strongly discourage, instead shifting focus towards manual removal. High-pressure water can be forced into the hardware and seams, resulting in damage to the underlying sections of the roof.

One of the biggest problems high pressure jetting can cause is the removal of a protective layer of a material. On shingle roofs this is the coarse upper layer. With metal it could be the waterproof coating. In either case the technique leaves the materials more brittle and lacking the protection they need against the elements. This reduces the lifecycle.

At Premier Roof Clean, our highly trained team are capable of cleaning your roofs without causing any injury to them. In addition, we can work on your gutters and driveways too if they require a wash. If you require our help at any point, please let us know. We are confident you’ll see why we are one of the best roof cleaning companies Surrey has to offer when you choose a service from us.