Roof Cleaning Eling offers a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Eling and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be challenging for the majority of owners and can become a constant issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect 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 over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing 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 like brand new again?
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 propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet 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 method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.