Roof Cleaning Chilmark offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Chilmark and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is often quite difficult for many householders and becomes a constant cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for a few 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 unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as 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 suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
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 get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder 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 starting any work, to identify the best course of action 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 start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.