Roof Cleaning Nether Wallop offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Nether Wallop and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is often challenging for most homeowners and may become a major cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate 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 procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.