Roof Cleaning East Knighton provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in East Knighton and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be very difficult for many owners and becomes a major cause for problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect 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 roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as 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 know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. 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 efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – 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 high-powered pressure 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 and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging the 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 some of the places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.