Roof Cleaning in King’s Somborne

Roof Cleaning King’s Somborne provides a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in King’s Somborne and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a speedy way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be challenging for many homeowners and may become a major cause for issues.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in King's Somborne

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning King's Somborne

A large build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice 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 often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in King's Somborne

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning King's Somborne

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are some of the places we cover

We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby places including:

A few factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.