Roof Cleaning Piddletrenthide offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Piddletrenthide and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see 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 observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using 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 killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin 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 improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
Some things to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.