Roof Cleaning in Poundbury

Roof Cleaning Poundbury offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Poundbury and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many householders and can become a cause for annoyance.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Poundbury

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Poundbury

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually 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 lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Could I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Poundbury

The biggest reason why a lot of 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 heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Poundbury

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

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

Some things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.