Roof Cleaning Nottington provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Nottington and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually challenging for most householders and can become a constant source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping 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 survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.