Roof Cleaning in Pennington

Roof Cleaning Pennington offer a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Pennington and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss is usually quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a continual cause for issues.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Pennington

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Pennington

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably 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 when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “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 way to do this is.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Pennington

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Also, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Pennington

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying 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 are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are some of the local places we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby places including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.