Roof Cleaning in Holt

Roof Cleaning Holt offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Holt and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a constant annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Holt

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Holt

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. 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 a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Holt

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people 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 get rid of 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 is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate 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.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Holt

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – 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 to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

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 look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are some of the local areas we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:

A few factors to think about.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The 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, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.