Roof Cleaning Peacemarsh offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Peacemarsh and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has built up on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a major annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged 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, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Can I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage 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 longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. 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 damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.