Roof Cleaning in Minstead

Roof Cleaning Minstead offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Minstead and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has grown there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for most owners and may become a major source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Minstead

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Minstead

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen 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 boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty 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 recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Minstead

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, 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 should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper 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 needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Minstead

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off 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 there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but 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 by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the local places we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.