Roof Cleaning Woldingham offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Woldingham and surrounding towns and villages in Surrey. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris may be quite difficult for most owners and may become a cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs. Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising 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 killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Some factors to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover.
We can cover most of the Surrey as well as all nearby areas including: