Roof Cleaning Fareham offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Fareham and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually challenging for the majority of homeowners and may become a major source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to 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 employing 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 .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging 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.
Below are some of the areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of 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, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.