Roof Cleaning Funtley offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Funtley and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be challenging for many householders and may become a constant annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen 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 boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant 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 consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning 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. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the local places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, 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 – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.