Roof Cleaning in Longham

Roof Cleaning Longham offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Longham and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has grown there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for many householders and can become a constant problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Longham

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Longham

A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to see 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Longham

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Also, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Longham

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

Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the local areas we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:

A few things to think about.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.