Roof Cleaning Grimoldby provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Grimoldby and surrounding villages/towns in Lincolnshire. Roof cleaning can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is often challenging for most homeowners and may become a constant cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant 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 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?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned 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. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods 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 scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Some things to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with 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 injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.