Category: Cleaning and maintenance

When Do I Need to Clean My Chimney Flue?

Stapleford Roofing · Cleaning and maintenance · August 23, 2019

Having a wood-burning fireplace is a luxury, one that can provide the cosiest of atmospheres and a ‘genuine’ warmth that electric fires and central heating just cannot match. However, this luxury comes with some added responsibility; the cleaning of chimney flues. In this article, we’ll guide you through the best times to clean your chimney flue.  How do I know when I need to clean my chimney flue? There’s no exact time that you should clean your chimney flue, but there’s one key sign that your chimney needs a clean: the buildup of creosote. Creosote occurs when wood does not burn…

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Common Causes of Roof Leaks

Stapleford Roofing · Cleaning and maintenance·Roofing · February 26, 2019

Leaking roof can cause expensive damages to your home and your belongings, so to prevent this from happening, it’s important to understand the common causes of roof leaks. There are multiple reasons why you’re experiencing damp and watermarks on the internals of your homes, it might be due to the age of your roof, blocked gutters, broken tiles, missing shingles, cracked flashing and more. To find out what might be the cause of your roof leak, take a read through and turn to the professionals for impartial and expert advice. Reasons you have a roof leak Age Everything deteriorates over time…

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How To Remove Moss From The Roof

Stapleford Roofing · Cleaning and maintenance·Roofing · December 19, 2018

Buildup of dirt on your roof It’s natural for dirt and debris to collect on top of your roof, especially after strong winds, but typically, rainfall will wash away the majority that can be seen from the bottom of a driveway. Yet, that does not mean to say that your roof is clean, the dark patches that are visible on your roof are likely to be moss, algae or fungus. Moss This plant, moss, is a flowerless organism that develops in damp and shady areas, and unlike many plants, moss lacks roots and reproduce by spores. Moss is able to thrive…

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