Roof Cleaning Long Whatton provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Long Whatton and surrounding areas in Nottinghamshire. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for many owners and becomes a continual problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the process?
We will survey the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.