Roofs are usually the last things we think about when it comes to spending money on our homes. As long as you have a robust roof over your head, it upholds its purpose. In fact, most of the time, we’ll only spend money on a roof if the worst happens (storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin come to mind) and it becomes damaged.
When was the last time you looked at a roof and thought, ‘That’s a great roof’? Probably never, right? Let me ask you a different question: have you ever looked at a roof and thought ‘That roof needs a clean’? Although we never think to comment on a clean roof in good repair, a clearly weather-beaten roof can actually have a big impact on the appearance of a house – and people do notice. Not only that, but heavy mould, lichen and algae can cause damage to a roof and even create drainage problems.
If you’re house proud – or garden proud, as your roof is really part of your outdoor space – cleaning the roof every once in a while can make a lot of difference to your curb appeal. And if you’re finding it difficult to clean it due to limited access, here’s the ideal tool to get a ravishing roof.
Wet & Forget Rapid – clean your roof the easy way
Blast away mould, lichen and algae from your roof with Wet & Forget’s Rapid Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae Remover. A two-litre bottle can cover up to 200 square metres and reach up to eight metres high with the included sniper nozzle (yes, it’s as cool as it sounds).
There’s no ladder needed with this product. Simply attach the nozzle to your hose, and the product will automatically mix in with the water, giving the exact dilution rate – no measuring needed.
You don’t even need to worry if you’re a little iffy with your aim – Wet & Forget has a pH level of 8, and UK tap water has a pH level of between 6.5 to 9.5, so it won’t damage other surfaces. It also contains zero bleach and is non-caustic. It works with the wind and rain to decompose mould, lichen and algae, and remove it from your roof.
It works on many other areas of your home too! You can whip off the sniper nozzle and use the spray nozzle to cover larger areas, like patios, driveways and walls. It really is a do-it-all product that can drastically improve the appearance of your home exterior with little effort and in no time at all.
This amazing roof (and more!) cleaner is available at QVC soon!
In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for roof inspiration, I’ve put together a bucketful of stunning roofs below…
Some of these may be a pipe dream for the average person, but it doesn’t mean we can’t admire. Besides, there are lots of ways to turn almost any type of roof into something more interesting, whether that’s installing moss or grass for a ‘green roof’, adding plants and chairs to a roof terrace, or maybe becoming inspired to give your roof a quick clean and tidy-up!
There are so many possibilities. But if you’re struggling to know what to do with your roof, you could browse the seleciton of amazing roofs below. You may not want to or even be able to copy these designs completely, but you could take elements from one or several images to create something that suits your needs.
Aren’t these roofs spectacular? My head is brimming with inspiration after looking through all of these pins!
What’s your favourite roof design from my selection? Let me know in the comments section!
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.