Roof Cleaning Grimsby offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Grimsby and surrounding towns and villages in Lincolnshire. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be very difficult for most householders and can become a cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working 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 when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty 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 try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean 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 kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- 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 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 your free quote, and leave it to us.