Roof Cleaning Chandler’s Ford offer a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Chandler’s Ford and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris is usually quite difficult for most householders and becomes a major cause for problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned 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 at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. 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 pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing 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.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.