Roof Cleaning Durley offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Durley and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is usually challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a constant annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier 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 recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves 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 the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper 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 at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.