Roof Cleaning in Hale

Roof Cleaning Hale provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Hale and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a continual source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Hale

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Hale

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, 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 might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “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.

Couldn’t I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hale

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Hale

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done 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 using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the places we cover

We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding towns including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example 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 you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.