Roof Cleaning Lymington offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Lymington and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt may be quite difficult for most householders and can become a continual issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. 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. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive 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 years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. 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 from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but 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 scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.