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Roof Cleaning in Bedfordshire - Best Services & Costs

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Tired of living beneath a dirty roof that looks awful and brings down the value of your property? Want to spruce up your home prior to a sale? Roof cleaning Bedfordshire provides expedient and comprehensive services at affordable prices. Need professional roof cleaners but sure how to find them? We can help you find the best roof cleaning services so that you can have that spotless, ideal roof.

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Basic Roof Cleaning Services

Roof cleaning is a relatively new service offered to home-owners who have a problem with bacterial and fungal infestations on their roofs. The most common problems are green and black algae, mosses, mildews, and moulds as well as other fauna. These create a problem for shingles and tiles and also attract birds which may result in unwanted nests and clogged gutters. Roof cleaning services include removing the algae, clearing gutters and inspecting for damage. Then Bedfordshire roof cleaners will then recommend repairs if required.

What Causes Those Black Streaks?

Black streaks on a roof are the most common cause for concern. These often harbour a number of fungal and bacterial growths including common green and black algae. Fungal infestations can be extremely damaging. The layer of spores increases the heat and humidity on your roof which can warp shingles and damage roof materials. Fungi also feed on tar and limestone disturbing the roofing compounds responsible for UV protection. This can greatly reduce the longevity of your roof.

The Pressure Washing System

Although pressure washing has been a preferred method of roof cleaning for several years, this process can be more detrimental in the long run. Pressure washing should only be used for rinsing an already cleaned roof, never for the removal of fungi and algae itself. The high pressure jet of water can erode your roof, damaging shingles and tiles, while only spreading spores of algae and mildews resulting in a thicker, healthier regrowth. Pressure washing merely prunes without addressing the root of the problem.

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Soft-wash Roof Cleaning

The better method of Bedfordshire roof cleaning includes the use of low pressure water systems complete with sanitation chemicals to bleach and kill colonies of algae and fungi. The soft-wash method poses no risk of erosion and allows for a deeper permeation of chemicals so that the unwanted pests are not only removed once, but are also prevented from returning. Be sure to discuss different cleaning methods with the professionals as some roofing materials may not be able to withstand certain chemical washes.

Regular Professional Cleaning is Recommended

Although it may look like an easy task to clean a roof, it is in fact a specialized job that should be handled with care. Roofing contractors and companies have the correct equipment and high quality cleaning supplies to do the job correctly, while also ensuring that no damage occurs to your roof during the process. While it can be tempting to hire a pressure cleaner to do the job yourself, this is not recommended, as it can not only damage the surface of the roof; it can result in leaks appearing at a later stage as well.

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Cleaning Your Roof After a Storm

The weather can be unpredictable at times, and things like high winds can leave debris trapped on your roof. While it’s recommended that you have your roof cleaned regularly by a professional, you should consider additional cleaning after significant weather events. This is especially true if your home is located under trees that may drop limbs, leaves, or other debris. If left uncleaned, it’s possible for pests and animals to build nests from this debris. Eventually, those pests may cause damage to the structure of your home.

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Cleaning and Inspection in One

Some roofing companies may offer a service in which they’ll inspect your roof for problems as they clean. This only makes sense; after all, they’re experts who are already on your roof. As they clean, they’ll make note of any potential problems, and you’ll have the option of having those problems repaired. Remember that it’s always best to resolve roofing issues early on to prevent potential disasters – such as major leaks – later down the line.

Rapid response from suppliers and provided a very competitive quote and time scale to complete the work. Mr P. Bedfordshire

The Dangers of DIY

DIY roof cleaning is strongly not recommended. Identifying the type of infestation and knowing how best to handle it takes years of experience and certified training. Working at extreme elevations can also put you in danger of personal injury should you fall from a ladder or roof top. Improper roof cleaning can cause significant damage to your roof and could end up costing you more in the long run. Why risk injury and unnecessary expenses with a DIY when the professionals are standing by, ready to clean your roof?

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Keeping Your Warranty Effective

A brand-new roof is quite the investment. In fact, it can cost you thousands of pounds to install a brand-new roof, depending on the materials you select and the size of your home. Most manufacturers will provide you with a warranty on the materials, but Bedfordshire homeowners are often obligated to keep their roofs clean to keep their warranties effective. For example, if your roof starts leaking in the warranty period, the manufacturer may not cover any repairs or replacements unless you can show proof that you’ve had it cleaned regularly. Make sure to check the terms of your warranty, and contact a professional to schedule regular cleaning.

Your Bedfordshire roof cleaning questions answered

The black streaks you see on your roof are actually algae growth. This build up can damage the tiles on your roof, as well as increasing cooling costs by holding large amounts of heat in your attic spaces.

You should not use a pressure washer on a roof. While it may get rid of the algae, it can also cause damage to the roof structure and tiles, which can lead to leaks and roof failure. Most cleaning services use environmentally friendly cleaning and low-pressure water hoses.

Using chemicals is not recommended on most roof surfaces, since they may cause damage to a number of surfaces. Mild detergent or degreaser is all you need to get rid of most stains on your roof.

Although it may look easy, cleaning a roof can be an extremely labour intensive and not to mention, risky task. If you suffer from any health conditions such as vertigo, high or low blood pressure or you are afraid of heights, you could injure yourself severely by attempting to clean your roof. Rather enlist the help of an expert.

The cost varies based on things like the size of your roof, its condition, and the last time since it’s been cleaned. The best way to determine the cost is to obtain quotes from multiple contractors.

Many of the roofing contractors in your local area specialize in the use of eco-friendly chemicals that can not only clean your roof, but also prevent the regrowth of algae, moss, mould, and mildew. Be sure to put this information in your request for a quote to be contacted by the right contractors.

No. The processes involved in cleaning your roof will depend primarily on the materials used in its construction. A rubber flat roof, for example, will need different cleaning techniques than a roof with asphalt shingles. Your contractor can go over the process with you in detail.

The Quote Process

Don't live with a roof streaked with algae when affordable roof cleaning is available. Take a minute to fill in our online form describing the problem with your roof and we'll handle the rest. With our access to a network of Bedfordshire roof cleaning professionals, we'll find you the best services at the lowest prices. Don't let an ugly roof diminish the value of your property or put the structural integrity of your home at risk. A pristine roof home could be yours, so get a free no-obligation quote from us today.

1 The Roofing Cleaner Quote Form

Let us know a few details about the roof you would like cleaned with our simple 1 minute quote form.

2 Your Free Roof Cleaning Quotes

We'll arrange up to four free Bedfordshire roof cleaning quotes to be delivered direct to you.

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Example Cleaning Work Requests

21 Sep Roof Cleaning

Our new house has a lot of moss and green stuff on the tiles which looks unsightly. We would like to receive some quotes for the cleaning and removal of it, plus also advice on how to prevent it from coming back once cleaned.

22 Sep Moss Removal

The roof of our new cottage is covered in moss and other muck so we would like to see how much it would cost to have it cleaned professionally please.

22 Sep Storm Debris

My roof has become worn, stained and covered with debris as a result of 2 heavy storms this season. I would like to have my roof clean to help preserve it and keep it in good shape longer. Please offer a quote for roof cleaning services.

22 Sep Bird Droppings

Our pitch roof has a lot of bird droppings and dark green and black marks all over it, and we would like it to look good again. Please give us a quote to send someone around to clean it professionally. Thank you.

21 Sep Quotes Needed

Following the recent season of heavy storms, I find that my roof is in need of serious cleaning. I have a 2 story house with an average pitch to the roof. Please provide me with a quote direct.

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