Roof Cleaning Over Wallop offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Over Wallop and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing moss and more that has grown there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is often very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally 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 roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging 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 as time passes.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.