Roof Cleaning Langton Matravers offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Langton Matravers and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae is usually quite difficult for many householders and becomes a continual source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill 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 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 gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish 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 dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging 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 change over time.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.