Roof Cleaning Eastleigh offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Eastleigh and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many owners and can become a continual issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless 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 months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered 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!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using 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 that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.