Roof Cleaning Harnham offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Harnham and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is usually challenging for most owners and can become a constant annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.