Roof Cleaning Nursling offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Nursling and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is usually challenging for most owners and becomes a continual cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up 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 a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning 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 again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What 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 approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly 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 risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best course of action 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 start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of 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 injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.