- Why would I want my roof cleaning?!
Neighbours out the back are currently having their roof jet washed. Had a chap at the door and a man is asking me whether, as they have the kit around the corner, I want my roof jet washed and treated (with something, can’t remember what he said, hydro or hyper something…) to keep the moss at bay. I told him I’m not really bothered about having a clean roof.
Anyone else ever heard of having a roof cleaned??? (Clay roof tiles around here if that makes any difference?)Posted 7 years agojamesy01Member
As long as they jetwash from the ridge to the eaves there is no problem.Posted 7 years ago
Do it the other way, especially on older slate roofs, you can end up with a rain storm in your atic and soggy ceilings 🙂
As mentioned above it’s 90% cosmetic but the sealer will stop the tile absorbing water thus prolonging it’s already long life!GruffMember
I recently did the garage roof and porch roof, as these sit between mine and my neighbours house and it gets covered in moss – as in about 4″-6″ deep of the stuff.
A little bit of moss wouldn’t be much of a problem, but if there’s a lot it holds dampness which gradually soaks into the tiles, which can damage them, especially in freezing weather.
It also stops good run off from your roof and clogs your gutters and drains with debris…
I still wouldn’t pay for someone else to do it – I’d do it myself ;o)Posted 7 years agoSmartyMember
despite the cr@p the sales guys come out with
Had one call last year to tell me they noticed my roof was full of moss and the gutters are blocked up, I listened to him for 20 mins spouting junk about how I MUST get this sorted out ‘cos it will cause long term damage blah, blah,
I asked all the right questions and took his leaflets before walking him back up the drive where we could get a nice clear view of my nice shiney 2 month old roof with all new guttering and downspouts……
HAHA, EPIC FAILPosted 7 years agoyunkiMember
It’s so that you look respectable in arial photographs and satellite imagery etc..
I had this conversation with my Nan..
Nan – what if Mrs Brown at no 47 is a member of the secret service..?
Me – what makes you think that Nan..?
Nan – why are you answering a question with a question..?
Me – sorry.. it just seemed a wierd thing to be concerned about..
Nan – well stop being so bleeding shifty.. I’m your Nan
I should add at this point she gave me a sharp clip around the ear and her eye shape changed from narrow and suspicious to steely and defiant..
Nan – well.. if she is a spy.. I won’t let her get the better of me..
Me – what are you talking about Nan..!?
Sharp clip around the ear
Nan – I’ve arranged to have our roof cleaned so that she can’t look down her nose at us when she’s analysing data from satellite photography while she’s at her fancy job with Mi6
Me – Aw that’s a brilliant idea Nan.. you’re so clever.. can I have five quid for a mars bar now please..?
(mutter under breath – mad old witch)
you can tell which people starch their underwear in my street by the cleanliness of the roofs..Posted 7 years ago
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