Roof Cleaning Osmington offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Osmington and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention 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 way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby places including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.