Roof Cleaning Addlestone offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Addlestone and surrounding villages/towns in Surrey. Roof cleaning can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just 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 requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning. Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take 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 your 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 change over time.
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult 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 your quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover.
We can cover the majority of the Surrey including all local towns including: