Roof Cleaning Derby provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Derby and surrounding areas in Nottinghamshire. Roof cleaning can be a simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be quite difficult for most owners and can become a major issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.