Roof Cleaning in Milford on Sea

Roof Cleaning Milford on Sea offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Milford on Sea and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris can be very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Milford on Sea

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Milford on Sea

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Milford on Sea

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Also, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often 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 tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Milford on Sea

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed 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 scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof carefully before commencing 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 remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

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

Some things to think about.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.