Roof Cleaning Sandleheath offers a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Sandleheath and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be quite difficult for many owners and becomes a major issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems 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 quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job 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 unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean 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 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 look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your 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 just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What 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 effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising 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 lichen, tiny moss spores 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 the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way 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 instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example 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 insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.