Roof Cleaning Marnhull provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Marnhull and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss is often very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a major issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces 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 most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding places including:
Some things to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.