Roof Cleaning Skegness offer a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Skegness and surrounding towns and villages in Lincolnshire. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be very difficult for most householders and becomes a constant source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing 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 remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
A few things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.