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Roof Cleaning Blyton

Roof Cleaning Blyton provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Blyton and surrounding towns and villages in Lincolnshire. Having your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has built up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae may be very difficult for many householders and can become a source of problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

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Why have it cleaned?

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A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing 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 damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday 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 nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I just do this myself?

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The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Before and After Cleaning

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify 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 clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

A few factors to think about.

We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.