Roof Cleaning Kingsbury Regis offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Kingsbury Regis and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae is usually challenging for most owners and becomes a continual source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you major problems 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 quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally 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 saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’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 vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your 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 simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are some of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.