The method of working is mostly off a portable scaffold which gives a stable platform to access the roof tiles from gutter height with the ‘Reach and Blow®’ System. The scaffold is gradually moved around the house as you clean the roof.
The choice of which attachment to use depends on the type of moss and tile – currently there are 4 brush attachments and 9 metal scraper attachments which come in the standard System. This means you can clean concrete, clay, slate and man made tiles as well as the different profiles that these tiles come in.
Having chosen your attachment, you get to work, loosening the moss and blowing out the dirt lying in the tile joints. The compressed air is powerful enough to blow the dirt and moss out of the tile gaps, but does not damage the tiles. Once loose the moss and dirt are then blown down the roof. A tarpaulin is placed underneath the scaffold and the dry mess is simply wrapped up in the tarpaulin and disposed of.
In this way you can clean the roof with superb results without going on the roof and causing no distress to the homeowner.
Having cleaned the roof you can apply biocide to the tiles to leave the whole surface incredibly clean and any moss roots eradicated.
The ‘Reach and Blow®’ System is the perfect partner for clearing moss off roofs prior to Softwashing.