Roof Cleaning Holbury provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Holbury and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is usually very difficult for many householders and may become a continual source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of 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 saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate 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 tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish 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 begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.