Roof Cleaning Puddletown provides a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Puddletown and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the look 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 often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is often quite difficult for many owners and may become a continual source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of 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 penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at 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 years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward 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.
Should I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing 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 improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- 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.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.