Roof Cleaning Normanton offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Normanton and surrounding towns and villages in Nottinghamshire. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and more that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt can be challenging for many homeowners and can become a continual cause for problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “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.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
How is it done?
We will survey the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.