Roof Cleaning Newton offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Newton and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is usually challenging for many homeowners and may become a continual issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected 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 tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned 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 as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should 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 most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate 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.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding places including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.