Roof Cleaning in Kinson

Roof Cleaning Kinson provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Kinson and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick way of improving the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is usually very difficult for many householders and becomes a continual source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Kinson

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Kinson

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean 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 again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try 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 Kinson

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Also, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t 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 and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile 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, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill 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 pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Kinson

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, 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 gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of 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 the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning 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 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 eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all nearby areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.