Roof Cleaning East Hill offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in East Hill and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often very difficult for most householders and can become a continual problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at 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 years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall 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. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying 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 targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting 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. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your 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 as time progresses.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. 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, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.