Roof Cleaning Mount Sorrel offers a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Mount Sorrel and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often very difficult for most householders and can become a major annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction 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 can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft 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 further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. 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 having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
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 effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By 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.
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once 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 the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.