Roof Cleaning Durrington offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Durrington and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many householders and can become a annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive 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 watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct 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 needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.