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Roof Cleaning in Abbotswood

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Roof Cleaning Abbotswood offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Abbotswood and surrounding towns and villages in Surrey. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a constant cause for problems.

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

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Why should I do it?

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act 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 costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

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For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple 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.

Could I clean it alone?

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The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning. Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.

A few things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.

Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover.

We can cover the majority of the Surrey including all surrounding towns including: