Roof Cleaning in Harefield

Roof Cleaning Harefield offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Harefield and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss can be challenging for many householders and can become a annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Harefield

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Harefield

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big 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 swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Harefield

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Harefield

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start 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 improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local places we cover

We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:

A few things to think about.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling 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 used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair 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 the professionals.