Roof Cleaning Damerham offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Damerham and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a simple way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a major source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple 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 myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What 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 most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.