Roof Cleaning Dinton offers a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Dinton and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is often very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.