Roof Cleaning in Milborne Wick

Roof Cleaning Milborne Wick provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Milborne Wick and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a simple way of improving the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a continual cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Milborne Wick

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Milborne Wick

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Milborne Wick

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Milborne Wick

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 roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using 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 destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully 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. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the places we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby places including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.