Roof Cleaning Romsey offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Romsey and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is often challenging for most householders and may become a source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully 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 best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging your 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 improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.