Roof Cleaning Horsington provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Horsington and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a continual cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose 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. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate 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 procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added 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 inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.