Modern flat roofs are covered in membrane roofing systems. They’re not only smart and water-proof but maintenance-free as well. Gone are the days when you had to buy roofing felt to patch up holes or face a costly repair bill.
But maintenance-free doesn’t mean that you don’t need to keep your flat roof clean. Think of it like the change from wooden to UPVC windows. They don’t need maintenance anymore, but you still need to wash down the frames every now and then to keep them looking good.
Cleaning Your Flat Roof
One of the biggest causes of dirt on a flat roof is leaves that have fallen in autumn. These can just be swept from the roof using a broom. You may also find that moss has made its home on your roof. This can also be swept away, as it doesn’t have deep roots.
Once the roof is clear, you will need to wash it. Pressure washers are popular for this job, as they take the hard work out of it. They do use a lot of water, so you may want to think about cost if you have had a water meter fitted. If you don’t want to use a pressure washer, then simply using a mild bleach solution will work just as well.
If you’re uncertain how best to clean your flat roof, then you should take advice from a local roofing company. If you live in Bristol, you could either ask for a recommendation or search online for ‘flat roofing in Bristol’ to find a list of reputable companies such as http://centralroofingsw.co.uk.
Once your roof is clean, you may want to make the most of that outside space. Homify shared this list of attractive and inspiring flat roof designs: https://www.homify.co.uk/ideabooks/68565/fabulous-flat-roof-designs.
Making the most of the space you have is a great way to spare yourself the cost of moving. Even if you don’t want to use your flat roof as a social space, you can use it to display planters or even to grow vegetables and give you back some of your garden space.
Although cleaning your flat roof may seem like a chore, it will help to keep your property looking its best. If you don’t fancy climbing on to the roof yourself, you can always call in the professionals.