Roof Cleaning East Stour provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in East Stour and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a speedy way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of householders and may become a constant source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your 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 the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting 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 clear out the growth. Next 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 improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.