Asphalt shingle roofing is an alternative to traditional tiles or slate roofs. Some of the main benefits offered are lower installation costs, lots of colours to choose from and several single designs available. Felt roofing is similar and typically tends to be used on sheds and other large out buildings, available in a variety of colours and installation is relatively cost effective. We are happy to quote for any type of roof cleaning you might require, small or large.
Like most exterior surfaces shingle and felt roofing are both prone to the build up of dirt, pollution and organic matter caused by atmospheric organic infectants which you may already know as moss, algae, mould and lichen (there are several others). Over time dirt and this organic build up causes unsightly staining and discolouration, when it comes to asphalt shingle roof cleaning and felt roof cleaning you need to use a delicate measured approach otherwise damage will be caused and costly repair bills which nobody wants.
The traditional roof cleaning method for materials including tiles, slate and asbestos has been to use high powered pressure washing which literally blasts away built up dirt, pollution and organic matter eg: moss, algae and lichen. Whilst this cleaning method does work for hard roofing materials damage and future potential problems are possible, when it comes to cleaning asphalt shingle and felt roofing using any type of aggressive methods including high pressure cleaning this just isn't suitable due to the potential damage risk.
Cambridge Soft Wash offers a full range of roof cleaning services in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas which include cleaning traditional roofing materials such as tiles, slate and asbestos. Additionally we also provide shingle and felt roof cleaning services and have a smarter, cost-effective and non-damaging alternative cleaning method.
The method we use is called softwashing, softwashing was originally developed in the USA and has been used extensively there and in Europe for the past 20 years, cleaning service providers needed a non-damaging method for shingle roofing. Softwashing also works to clean many other exterior surfaces due to its unique benefits, please see our services page for more information
We don't use high pressure cleaning, the softwashing approach uses the power of science via chemistry to provide powerful cleaning. Our special soft wash solution blends are perfect for removing built up stains, pollution and organic matter.
What makes softwashing ideal for roof cleaning is that it will not only remove organic matter but also kills organic infectants at their root level preventing future regrowth equating to a clean lasting up to three times longer than traditional methods. If moss is allowed to build up it begins to wreck havoc, once moss is established specifically during freezing conditions the root system expands causing damage to the shingle and underlying roofing. Moss can also add a huge amount of weight when wet/damp to any roof and doesn't allow the material underneath to dry out.
When it comes to any roof cleaning we use low pressure pumps combined with high reach poles allowing us to work safely from the ground level and eliminate potential damage to your roof caused by footfall which traditional methods use. Our soft wash solution is applied using soft brushes and custom designed nozzles.
During the quotation period we carry out a thorough survey and risk assessment, our preparation process includes protecting your property eg: borders, grass, plants and garden furniture. Once our roof cleaning process has been completed stains and organic matter will be removed and future organic growth is also prevented.
For all of your asphalt shingle and felt roof cleaning needs in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas consider Cambridge Soft Wash.
We cover the majority of areas in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. If you are unsure whether we provide our services in your area please call or send us a message below, thank you.
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