Roof Cleaning Amesbury offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Amesbury and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a speedy way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss may be quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a constant cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause major problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use 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 the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.