Roof Cleaning East Dean offers a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in East Dean and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae may be challenging for most owners and may become a source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over 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 they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and 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 simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless 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 get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb 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 scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.