Roof Cleaning Gosport offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Gosport and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way to improve the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be quite difficult for many householders and becomes a source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper 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 needless risk.
Which is the best way 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 most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding places including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.