Roof Cleaning in Michelmersh

Roof Cleaning Michelmersh offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Michelmersh and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has built up on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be challenging for most householders and becomes a source of problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Michelmersh

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Michelmersh

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also 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 saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Michelmersh

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered 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 quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Michelmersh

It is recommended that you 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 your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement 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 local towns including:

A few factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other factors 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 present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.