Roof Cleaning Hordle provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Hordle and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is usually quite difficult for most householders and may become a major cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged 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’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can 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 and that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of 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 scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.