Roof Cleaning in Sherborne

Roof Cleaning Sherborne offer a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Sherborne and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Sherborne

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Sherborne

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sherborne

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally 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 dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Sherborne

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 roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with 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 the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the local places we cover

We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.