Roof Cleaning New Milton offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in New Milton and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a constant issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly 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 truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level 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 pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently 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 the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting 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 remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.