Moss Removal & Softwash Treatment/ roof pointing
Roof cleaning Wexford | Moss Treatment | Tile Repairs | Roof pointing
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In the fullness of time roof tiles are colonised by moss, lichen and a host of other species. It is deleterious to the material and appears poorly maintained. The mix of species is called “biofilm”.
After the treatment, the dead biofilm slowly disperses revealing the original appearance of the tiles. The self cleansing can take between a few weeks and a few months depending on the exposure and porosity of the roofing material. Learn More
ALGOCLEAR® PRO SOFTCLEAN
AlgoClear is scientifically proven to clean
roofs & walls safely and effectively.In the fullness of time roof tiles are colonised by moss, lichen and a host of other species. It is deleterious to the material and appears poorly maintained. The mix of species is called “biofilm”.
Preparing roofs for treatment
Removing the excess growth: Many roofs are cleaned when the moss has become excessive. The bulky material is scraped off using a simple implement. Below 30° pitch and when the tiles are sound, this can be done by a trained roofer, pacing the roof itself. If the roof is too steep or fragile – period clay tiles for instance – the preparation is carried out from the eaves using bespoke telescopic tools.
pointing on my roof?
Your roof may need the ridge tiles pointed or the roof eaves or valleys pointed, poorly maintained pointing can be damaged by moss growth, also the freeze thaw cycle over the years can break down the pointing and leave your roof open to water ingress.The images below are examples of pointing that has deteriorated and fallen out of place leaving the roof exposed.
The product begins to work immediately and the initial phase (killing the biofilm) is substantially completed within 1/2 hour. The weather will do the rest. The speed of cleansing is by and large in relation to the site exposure and to a degree the type of contaminant. Different contaminants will shed at different rates: Moss remnants will quickly decay and disperse. White and yellow lichen will also die within a short period and begin to detach. Lichen need dry and wet weather cycles to break the bond with the tiles and will fall gradually within a few months. Black metabolites, particularly common on concrete tiles are water soluble and begin receding at the first rain. The dark discolouration can take a few months to disappear completely and reveal the true/ intended appearance of the roof finishes. Time to re-spray: On roofs, some light green can re-appear about 4 years after treatment if the building is situated in a moist environment. Moss takes a long time to come back. On average, roof cleaning is decennial.