Roof Cleaning Bitterne offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Bitterne and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss may be quite difficult for the majority of householders and may become a cause for issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover 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 boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.