Roof Cleaning Fovant provides a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Fovant and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris can be very difficult for most owners and can become a continual cause for problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually 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 retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice 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 service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to 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 type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. 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 needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.