Roof Cleaning in Maiden Newton

Roof Cleaning Maiden Newton offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Maiden Newton and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated there.

As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for the majority of homeowners and can become a continual source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Maiden Newton

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Maiden Newton

A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find 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 boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as 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 suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Maiden Newton

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

Plus, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Maiden Newton

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after 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 all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin 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 improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the nearby places we cover

We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:

A few things to think about.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently 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 all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.