Roof Cleaning Sherfield English provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Sherfield English and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt can be very difficult for most householders and can become a major cause for annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb 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 mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
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 high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising 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 lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.