Roof Cleaning Salisbury offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Salisbury and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris is often challenging for most householders and becomes a annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out 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 destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- 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 yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.