Roof Cleaning Hound offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Hound and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris may be very difficult for many owners and may become a continual issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many 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 moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance 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 advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action 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 purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.