Roof Cleaning Oakwood offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Oakwood and surrounding towns and villages in Nottinghamshire. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a major issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at 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 the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.