Roof Cleaning in Owslebury

Roof Cleaning Owslebury offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Owslebury and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris can be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a major source of issues.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Owslebury

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Owslebury

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable 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 thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Owslebury

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. 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 needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Owslebury

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove 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 your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.

Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local towns including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.