Roof Cleaning Loughborough offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Loughborough and surrounding areas in Nottinghamshire. Roof cleaning can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is often very difficult for most homeowners and can become a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge 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 eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.