Roof Cleaning East Knoyle offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in East Knoyle and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for most householders and may become a continual annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would expect 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. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as 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 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 clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be 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 roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.