Roof Cleaning Henstridge offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Henstridge and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak 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 act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin 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 or that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless 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 effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after 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 all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting 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 best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.