Roof Cleaning Barton on Sea provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Barton on Sea and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss may be very difficult for many homeowners and can become a annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.