Roof Washing

Roof Washing

Making sure your roof is clean and that the surface water drains from your is a vital part of any roof maintenance to ensure a long term and durable roof. Algae and moss build up on your roof will have a huge impact on the lifespan of your roof and gutter system, it can lead to gutters failing and since algae and moss both hold moisture, it can cause your roof tiles to hold onto moisture. This can cause tiles to slip or worse, damp to build up and penetrate the underlay below your tiles on your roof.

Soft washing roofs and hard washing roofs are the two most common forms of roof cleaning. Soft washing is the more gentle version and used on roof tiling that might get damaged through hard washing. The soft wash uses a soft brush along with running water which is combined to gently brush dirt off your roof. It is more labour intensive and not as 100% effective as a hard wash. However it will remove the build up of grime on your roof and this is the most important factor. roof cleaning in Dublin is a vital factor for the longevity of any type of roof.

Roof Cleaning

Hard washing is the most effective way of cleaning your roof. The hard wash uses a power wash system, It will clear away all the dirt, algae and moss on it. With both the soft wash and hard wash, roofs that are heavily affected with moss or algae, we would recommend using a bio-detergent to remove the build up of the moss or algae before you do any type of roof cleaning

Another great option on a roof once it is clean is to use a tile paint. With tile painting, you can opt to make your roof any colour although we would recommend the standard slate, black or terracotta look. The added benefit to using a tiling paint is the sealing it will provide on the roof. It will help to protect the original tiles and keep off further algae and moss for a while longer.

As long as your roof is kept clean, no dirt will build up into the gutters. If a guttering system becomes blocked because of moss, it will cause degradation and the water to become stagnant in it. The added weight can cause gutters to come loose and worse, water can start to seep into your timber back boards. Avoid it all by doing a maintenance on your roof once a year.

HARD WASHING AND SOFT WASHING ROOFS

The art of driveway paving

When we think of exterior design and installations, paving and surfacing in particular, the word ‘art’ wont normally come into our heads because many people see it as a gritty,  hard job and although it can be a hard job, the precision and skill needed is huge. Block paving, a style of paving and indeed surfacing itself, will use some of the best stonework around. It’s normally used on driveways and on patios alike and even on roads!

Block paving, if you choose to use it, is quite possibly one of the best choices you could make because it will not only add an extra clean layer to your home, it also separates it from other exterior surfaces. At Select Paving we actually specialise in particular with paving and surfacing and block paving is one of the most common and favourites from our clients! It can be designed to your specification, we can design totally unique driveways or patios that can match your home and completely individualise it. The extensive range of designs we have will give you a huge selection to choose from.

We’ll take care of everything for you; with a dedicated team of professionals at hand that can fully excavate your drive, removing any weeds and waste materials, before they start the block paving process of laying a solid base, while we design and customise your new driveway. Whatever the design and colour of block paving that you have decided upon will then be installed and with careful accuracy we’ll leave you with a driveway that will last you years!

Think you might be interested in having us look at your project or driveway? Don’t hesitate to get in touch now by contacting us at our website : Select Paving Dublin