Before we start the process of painting your roof, we’ll need to High pressure water clean with a 3500-psi machine. Its purpose, to remove moss, lichen and grime to ensure the roof is clear of dirt and that the roof is professionally cleaned so that any coating that is applied to the roof will stick before painting it.
Then once the pressure cleaning is done, by the way this does create a bit of a mess from all the years of dirt that will comes down from your roof and gutters. Don’t worry at Five Star Home Improvement we’ll clean after ourselves during and at the end of the restoration.
Roof cleaning is the process to remove algae mould, mildew, lichen and moss from roofs. Roof cleaning can extend the duration of a roof’s ability to function.
Pressure cleaning Terracotta roofs
Terracotta roof tiles are typically cleaned to have the visible moss and lichen removed. Terracotta tiles are made from natural clay which is a naturally moist material. Moss and lichen are attracted to the roof tiles surface, and if left untreated, will continue to grow and most likely restrict the flow of rain water over the tiles surface, into the roof’s gutters.
Removing the moss and lichen will bring the tiles natural colour to light and will help ensure the roof performs the way it was designed to.
Old Terracotta roof tiles will become brittle over time, tiles may break underfoot and water will enter the roof cavity as a result, creating more issues to your property.
It’s worth mentioning that terracotta tiles never fade and always retain their colour. This is because the colour is a natural attribute of the material. By restoring the terracotta tile roof, you will bring your house back to its former look.
Five Star Home Improvement knows that it’s important that you get a professional because it is your property and you want to increase the value and appearance not decrease it. When the process is done right, you will increase the appearance of your property and increase water flow down to the gutters keeping the terracotta tiles lasting longer for years to come.