Roof Cleaning Middle Winterslow offer a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Middle Winterslow and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose 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. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
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 propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it 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 type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out 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 such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct 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 having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with 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 once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local towns including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the 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 the aforementioned points 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 your quote, and leave it to us.