ROOF CLEANING SERVICES IN THE SUNSHINE COAST
Our homes are constantly exposed to harsh elements such as pollution, road dust, wind and rain. The moisture that stays on the roof becomes a breeding ground for unwanted formations of mould, mildew, moss, algae and lichen. In time, cracks form on the surface, and leaks and missing tiles develop because of the unsupervised growth.
Roofs are very versatile elements of a home because they can be wrought into different designs and can be made up of different materials. But one thing for certain is that like any other part of your home, constant cleaning is a must to have your property looking its very best.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE; BETTER THAN REPAIR
Letting your roof degrade too long will eventually cause the need for a full restoration or rebuild. This may be the most costly expense you will run into as a homeowner. That’s why we have the saying “prevention is better than repair”. Extend the lifespan of your roof in just one day every few years with an effective clean and you won’t regret it.
WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER PRESSURE CLEAN A TILED ROOF!
Roofs such as Cement tiled, Spanish tiled, C-lock and Elemental tiles should never be pressure washed. Pressure washing damages your roof tiles and pointing by blasting away the granules and mortar.
This crude and invasive method of roof cleaning doesn’t really kill all of the algae growths. It may strip away mould quickly, but in the process, it will either pull out or leave it’s root system behind. This process will damage the tile and the mould will simply regrow. Typically roofs that have been pressure cleaned in Sunshine Coast, will need to be cleaned again in as little as one year, depending on local weather. Besides ruining your roof and getting under the tiles, all pressure washing does is scatter the algae and leave microscopic spores around your roof and on to everything else.
The brute force of pressure washing generates around 4000psi of water pressure blasting against the surface. This brute force guarantees to damage and age your roof by removing the fine outer layer making the surface more porous ensuring greater mould regrowth. It also lightens the roof colour and creates possible water damage in the future within your ceiling cavity. Despite popular belief, pressure washing always fails to kill or remove the spores. Once pressure washed the surface appears cleaner due to the outer biological growth having been removed, meanwhile, the biological growth now fills and blocks your gutters. Upon a closer inspection, you will notice all the spores that remain on the surface only encouraging further regrowth to develop within 12 months.
HOW SOFT WASHING WORKS
Once the exterior surface has been treated with the moss and mould remover, it immediately starts to work by killing the spores of any organic growth present like moss, mould or lichen. When an exterior surface has been soft washed, it will continue to self-clean for up to 12 months keeping your home or workplace looking good. After 12 months the surface will remain clean for up to 5 years dependant on location. Organic growth like spotty lichen patches and fungus growth on metal roofs erodes the protective paint surface exposing the bare roof sheets to the weather causing corrosion and premature life-span. On tiled roofs, organic growth damages mortar joints, colour coatings and creates tile movement causing potential water damage.
OUR 4 STAGE SOFT ROOF CLEANING PROCESS
- Do a thorough inspection of roofing, wash-down of the roof to cool for preparation.
- Apply specially formulated roof cleaning mixture at roughly 60PSI. Wait 30mins, touch up stubborn spots.
- Rinse roof to clear detergents
- Apply algae re-growth preventative solution
The expected lifetime of a soft roof clean in Sunshine Coast using this system will vary depending on weather, aspect and location, however, it will be many years before any noticeable regrowth appears. This is how we can provide a;
COLOUR BOND ROOF CLEANING
A colour-bond roof is usually much easier to clean than a tiles or terracotta. Colour-bond is strong, rarely leaks and time is the only thing that will remove paint. We use a surface cleaner at the lowest possible pressure to clean these. To clean a colour bond roof is a much less expensive exercise than tiles or terracotta.
Using a process and treatment that removes all the dirt and contaminants and inhibit the regrowth of lichen and algae by killing spores. If these go untreated they will grow back within 12 months and you will be back where you started.Why would you need roof cleaning for your property? Take a look at some of the great benefits you can get when you hire us:
Care should be at the top of your mind whenever you’re working on great heights. In your effort and zeal to remove the dirt from your roof, you may misstep or slip, which can lead to accidents and health risks. Not having the proper tools and equipment can lead to increased risk for you and your home. Instead of taking the risk and not doing a great job at cleaning the roof, why not hire an experienced professional roof cleaner to do the job for you?
Improves Your Property’s Kerb Appeal
Roof cleaning Sunshine Coast invariably adds to the kerb appeal of any home. Your property’s facade will be free of unsightly streaks and dirt marks. Kerb appeal adds to the overall value of a property. A thorough, professional roof clean is one of the best ways you can upgrade the look of your home. Many realtors do consider the aesthetic appeal of a roof as part of the overall pricing of a house.
Avoid Unexpected Costs
Homeowners will find that they save more money when hiring a professional roof cleaner as compared to just letting their roof be at the mercy of the elements. The costs to clean present themselves in the long run. You save on expensive roof inspections, roof replacements and repairs when proper roof maintenance is neglected. Regular cleaning via Aqua Fresh Cleaning makes your roof look good and keeps it from falling into disrepair.
Ultimate Care For Your Roof
Your roof may form holes and spots that cause the overall roof structure to be compromised. A damaged roof often leads to damaged interiors, because the cracks can extend to the walls and the moisture can enter the insides of your house. Don’t forget that a roof is one of the most important parts of your home that also needs proper care and maintenance!
The Best Value For Your Money
Aqua Fresh Cleaning offers the best roof cleaning at a very affordable price. Our roof cleaning technicians are prompt, friendly and are experienced, with many years of roof cleaning under their belts. What makes us different is that we pay special attention to detail and will not leave until your roof is restored to a new-like condition. Our cleaning equipment is the most advanced in the industry. Our methods have proven to be quick, efficient and satisfactory. We can provide a quote within minutes and have the best possible service completed in record time.