Roof Cleaning Hamworthy provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Hamworthy and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for many owners and can become a cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is an important 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 because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can 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 seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.