Roof Cleaning in Knapp

Roof Cleaning Knapp provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Knapp and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually challenging for many householders and becomes a cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Knapp

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Knapp

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost 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 look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Knapp

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. 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 having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Knapp

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once 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 several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local towns including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.