Roof Cleaning Hackthorn provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Hackthorn and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of householders and may become a continual cause for annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged 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 boards. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle 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 without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the 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 over time.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.