Roof Cleaning Shipton Bellinger provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Shipton Bellinger and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often challenging for many householders and may become a problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at 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 watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct 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.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing 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 can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.