Roof Cleaning in Pimperne

Roof Cleaning Pimperne offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Pimperne and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a constant cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Pimperne

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Pimperne

A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however 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 months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and 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 have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Pimperne

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right 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 is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Pimperne

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 your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the 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 improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding areas including:

A few things to think about.

We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.