Roof Cleaning Hungerford offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Hungerford and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae can be quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the 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!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate 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 surrounding places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.