Roof Cleaning Hyde offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Hyde and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy way of improving the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often challenging for many owners and may become a cause for annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see 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 months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning 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 type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific 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 with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby areas including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.