Roof Cleaning in Pitton

Roof Cleaning Pitton provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Pitton and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae is often challenging for most householders and becomes a major source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Pitton

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Pitton

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished 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 completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Pitton

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply 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 cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Pitton

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once 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 roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:

Some things to think about.

We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently 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?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.