Roof Cleaning Heytesbury offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Heytesbury and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is usually challenging for most owners and becomes a constant cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely 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 this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof attentively before starting 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. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.