Roof Cleaning Netley Marsh offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Netley Marsh and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is usually challenging for most owners and can become a continual issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned 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 service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves 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 your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest 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 remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after 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 any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local places including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with 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 insult to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.