Roof Cleaning Hamble-le-Rice offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Hamble-le-Rice and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is usually quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it 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 type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not require a lot of 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 skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.