Roof Cleaning Netley provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Netley and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt may be quite difficult for most owners and can become a constant source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. 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 not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant 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 months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting 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 way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.