Roof Cleaning in Idmiston

Roof Cleaning Idmiston offers a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Idmiston and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae can be very difficult for many owners and becomes a constant cause for issues.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Idmiston

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Idmiston

A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After 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 simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Idmiston

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many 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 get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Idmiston

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning 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 approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:

A few things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.