Roof Cleaning Lyndhurst provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Lyndhurst and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is often challenging for most householders and may become a continual problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all 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 observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no 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 high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.