Roof Cleaning Brockenhurst provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Brockenhurst and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss can be very difficult for many owners and may become a continual source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning 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 carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use 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 purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.