Roof Cleaning in Sholing

Roof Cleaning Sholing offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Sholing and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a speedy way to improve the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae may be very difficult for most homeowners and may become a constant issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sholing

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Sholing

A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning 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 again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sholing

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Sholing

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle 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 effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Below are some of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:

Some things to consider.

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

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.