Aberdeen Property Maintenance, Roof Repair, Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing, Painting, Handyman Services

                                                                             

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few questions on roof cleaning, treatments, coatings and painting that we are regularly asked, if the information you are looking for is not here, please feel free to call 07765 664 137 or contact us online.


Roof Coating

What if I don't stay in Aberdeen?

That's okay we will travel up to 50 miles from Aberdeen and some times more depending on  the size of the job.

Do you repair roofs?

Unlike most roof coating companies, we are qualified in all aspects of roofing with over 20 years experience.

Will coating my roof protect it from leaks?

Roof coating to protect the roof tiles from adverse weather and slow down deterioration of a roof. It will not stop a roof leaking if roof tiles are cracked or broken.

Why should I consider cleaning and coating my roof?

If your roof tiles are infested in moss and over 30 years old, a roof coating will make the roof tiles water resistant and protected from the elements extending the life of your tiles saying you money and once your roof has been cleaned and coated it will look fantastic, as good as new!

How long will the roof cleaning and painting  process take?

For an average sized property, we expect the whole process to take 2-3 days, dependent on weather conditions.

We have never had any problem with our roof , why should I think about coating?

It is important not to assume your roof tiles will last forever. As roof tiles deteriorate over time due to the weather and lose their surface coating they become less water resistant. This can lead to a number of problems such as moss growth, which is unsightly and potentially damaging to the roof.

Will coating stop the re-growth of moss?

It is the damp areas on roof tiles that creates the perfect environment for moss to grow. Roof coating will help prevent the re-growth of moss as this will make a roof much more resistant to water penetration.

Will my property be left clean and tidy after the roof cleaning and coating process?

Yes. Prior to cleaning, downpipes will be covered to prevent any blockages. Any areas requiring extra protection will be shielded with tarpaulins. Once the roof has been cleaned, all gutters will cleared of any moss and dirt that may have come off the roof. 


10 YEAR GUARANTEE!!!

We are very confident regarding the durability & lasting protection of your tiles & our service that we offer a 10 year guarantee with every installation.

                                                                                   

                                                                                             

Roof Cleaning

What methods are available to clean an aged roof?

Hand Cleaning is often applied, finished with a spray treatment removing all lichen, moss and algae.

We will only clean infested roofs with power washers or if  a roof coating to be applied.

What methods are available to clean an infested roof if a homeowner isn't ready to replace the roof?

Pressure washing is the only option here in order to thoroughly remove all debris and growth for applying a waterproof sealed coating to prolong the tiles life span.

How can a homeowner be sure of the right way to get their Roof Cleaned?

We specialized in roofs and we know how to clean them, this will depend on age, condition and customer requirements.

Algae, Moss,Lichen

What causes black streaks on roofs?

Unsightly black stains on roofs are often mistaken for fungus, mildew or dirt, but are actually caused by a type of algae.

What are Moss?

Moss is a class of green plants capable of growing on surfaces. Contributing factors for moss growth are excess shade, moisture, and compacted dirt. Moss produces spores that are released in the air to a spot with appropriate conditions and starts to grow again.

What are Lichens?

a Lichen is a symbiosis of two or more organisms living together, their basic components of partnership are a fungus called 'mycobiont' and algae and/or a cyanobacteria called the 'photogenic'. There are different types, one is called Crutose lichens, as their names implies, form a crust on the surface of a substrate on which they are growing . this crust can be quite thick and granular or actually embedded within the substrate and are very hard to remove.

House Painting Problems

Why is my paintwork peeling?

Peeling is often the result of painting over wet wood. It can also result from moisture within the house pushing its way out. If you cannot control the moisture with exhaust fans, use latex primer and latex paint. Latex allows some moisture to pass right through the paint.

Another cause of peeling is a dirty or a glossy surface. To undo the damage, all loose paint flakes must be scraped off with a wire brush and the surface must be sanded to smooth sharp edges. Bare spots should be primed before painting.

Why has my paint all cracked? (Alligatoring)

This problem looks just like its name suggests: the hide of an alligator. Paint shrinks into individual islands, exposing the previous surface, usually because the top coat is not adhering to the paint below. Perhaps the paints are not compatible or the second coat was applied before the first coat had dried. To get rid of this problem, scrape off the old paint and then sand, prime, and repaint the surface.

Paint started blistering?

Paint that rises from the surface and forms blisters is usually due to moisture or improper painting. To fix the problem, first scrape off the blisters. If you can see dry wood behind them, the problem is due to moisture. If you find paint, then it is a solvent blister and is probably caused by painting with an oil-base or alkyd-base coating in hot weather. The heat forms a skin on the paint and traps solvent in a bubble.

Why has my paint work wrinkling?

New paint can run and sag into a series of slack, skin like droops. This occurs when the paint you are using is too thick and forms a surface film over the still-liquid paint below. It can also happen if you paint in cold weather; the cold surface slows drying underneath. To re-coat, make sure the new paint is the proper consistency and be sure to brush it out as you apply. Before doing this, though, you will have to sand the wrinkled area smooth and, if necessary, remove the paint altogether.

Why does my painted surfaces look dusty? (Chalking)

This is paint that has a dusty surface. Some oil base and alkyd-base paints are designed to "chalk" when it rains. When this happens, a very fine powdery layer is removed, automatically cleaning the surface. In most cases, this is desirable. But if foundations, sidewalks, and shrubs become stained, too much chalking is occurring.

This is likely due to painting over a too-porous surface that has absorbed too much of the paint's binding agents. A chemical imbalance in an inferior paint may also be the cause of excessive chalking. The best solution is to wash down the chalking surfaces as thoroughly as possible, then paint over them with a non-chalking paint.

Cleaning mildew and algae?

This moldy growth appears where dampness and shade prevail. And, if you paint over it, it's likely to come right through the new paint. Use a fungicide such as chlorine bleach or a commercial solution to kill patches of mildew before repainting.

Runs down the painted surface? (Running Sags)

Using a paintbrush incorrectly (e.g., too much paint on the brush) can create a wavy, irregular surface. To correct it after the paint is dry, sand and repaint surface, smoothing out the new coat to an even thickness.

My Paint Won't Dry?

This is perhaps the best reason to buy high-quality paint. Prolonged tackiness is an indication of inferior paint. If you apply poor-quality paint too thickly or during high humidity, it will stay tacky for a long time. Good paint, on the other hand, dries quickly. If you think you may have an inferior paint, first experiment on an inconspicuous portion of the house. If you have purchased a quality paint, take it back to the supplier as there maybe a batch problem.            

New paint can run and sag into a series of slack, skin like droops. This occurs when the paint you are using is too thick and forms a surface film over the still-liquid paint below. It can also happen if you paint in cold weather; the cold surface slows drying underneath. To re-coat, make sure the new paint is the proper consistency and be sure to brush it out as you apply. Before doing this, though, you will have to sand the wrinkled area smooth and, if necessary, remove the paint altogether.

Why does my painted surfaces look dusty? (Chalking)

This is paint that has a dusty surface. Some oil base and alkyd-base paints are designed to "chalk" when it rains. When this happens, a very fine powdery layer is removed, automatically cleaning the surface. In most cases, this is desirable. But if foundations, sidewalks, and shrubs become stained, too much chalking is occurring.

This is likely due to painting over a too-porous surface that has absorbed too much of the paint's binding agents. A chemical imbalance in an inferior paint may also be the cause of excessive chalking. The best solution is to wash down the chalking surfaces as thoroughly as possible, then paint over them with a non-chalking paint.

Cleaning mildew and algae?

This moldy growth appears where dampness and shade prevail. And, if you paint over it, it's likely to come right through the new paint. Use a fungicide such as chlorine bleach or a commercial solution to kill patches of mildew before repainting.

Runs down the painted surface? (Running Sags)

Using a paintbrush incorrectly (e.g., too much paint on the brush) can create a wavy, irregular surface. To correct it after the paint is dry, sand and repaint surface, smoothing out the new coat to an even thickness.

My Paint Won't Dry?

This is perhaps the best reason to buy high-quality paint. Prolonged tackiness is an indication of inferior paint. If you apply poor-quality paint too thickly or during high humidity, it will stay tacky for a long time. Good paint, on the other hand, dries quickly. If you think you may have an inferior paint, first experiment on an inconspicuous portion of the house. If you have purchased a quality paint, take it back to the supplier as there maybe a batch problem            



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