It’s not the sort of thing you usually think of getting clean - that’s the roof of your property.
After all, it’s there to handle whatever mess the weather brings to it, and people don’t expect you to have it looking sparkling new. There are far more important areas like pathways or garages to focus on.
However, problems can emerge if you let these things build up. It can only be a matter of time before it starts costing money to remedy, even looking horrible as you glance up.
Therefore, here are three quick areas of your rooftop. Think about when it comes to giving them an excellent ol’ scrub-up. These count no matter what type of building you have, whether your own home, business premises or even a community building.
1. Gutters and Drains
They often stick out like a sore thumb - those popular black-coloured strips along the roof's edge and then ‘pipes’ down the outside of the property to take the water away from the top into the ground-level drains.
They will quickly get blocked with leaves and general dirt; therefore, it is essential to keep clear every six months or so and watch out for any faults, such as damaged joints causing water to drip down.
Also, even though you can’t always see them, they’re more than likely still there hidden within the roof structure, with maybe drains going through the middle of the property, and still just as important, in fact, perhaps even more if they have been quickly forgotten in the past.
2. Fascias & Soffits
They’re the technical names for the side and bottom strips at the roof's edge, which overhang the property, often made from wood or plastic.
They can soon become a real mess with things splattered on them, including remains from the gutters above - if they’re bright white coloured, they will stick out like a sore thumb.
Even though they may be due for a proper re-decoration, it’s incredible how a good scrub-down and wipe can soon get these looking better and stop any further deterioration.
3. Roof Surface
And finally, the actual roof surface, whether your traditional pitched roof with tiles or a flat roof over an extension.
In reality, they collect all kinds of nasty things, mainly moss and other vegetation, not to mention other things like masonry falling away from ridge tiles.
Well, these things need to go to ensure no longer-term damage and that it looks much better afterwards.
This requires specialist help, even for a basic jet wash of things. And taking great care with, say, flat roofs and not any damage to the surface.
Cleaning Things Up
Therefore, considering the roof covering on your building, these three areas are essential to look at and begin seeing what’s needed now and in the future.
Even if you’re not directly responsible for this, as maybe you’re renting the property, then it’s something you can still highlight to your landlord, and even watch out for any costs back to yourself through a service charge.
Also, these are probably not going to be cleaning works that you do yourself - unless you’re DIY-minded and it’s an easy clean of guttering a ground floor flat-roof extension.
But even as you instruct a roofer or someone to do this, you’re now clued up to what sort of things they should be looking into.
Easy Cleaners have helped provide this post on general cleaning tips for roof areas.