Roof Cleaning Hightown offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Hightown and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a continual annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since 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 result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing 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 .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.