Roof Cleaning in Langham

Roof Cleaning Langham provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Langham and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be challenging for the majority of homeowners and may become a major source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Langham

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Langham

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively 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 look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Can I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Langham

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

Also, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver 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?

Roof Cleaning Langham

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once 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 all 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 with the added 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 supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding places including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently 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 injury to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.