Roof Cleaning Hursley offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Hursley and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt can be quite difficult for most householders and can become a constant source of issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your 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 over time.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding places including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- 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 home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.