Roof Cleaning Milford offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Milford and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is often very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a continual cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’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 vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach 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 to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.