Roof Cleaning Pitt offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Pitt and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a constant problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning 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 almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct 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 needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
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 that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed 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 once 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 prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before beginning 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 dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The 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, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.