Roof Cleaning Mapperly provides a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Mapperly and surrounding areas in Nottinghamshire. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be quite difficult for most owners and may become a major cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
How is it done?
We will survey the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.