Roof Cleaning Pucknall provides a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Pucknall and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is usually quite difficult for most owners and may become a cause for issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.