Roof Cleaning Ashurst offers a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Ashurst and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae may be quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a constant cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’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 frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take 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 eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.