Roof Cleaning in Sixpenny Handley

Roof Cleaning Sixpenny Handley offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Sixpenny Handley and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be challenging for most owners and may become a constant annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sixpenny Handley

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Sixpenny Handley

A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Should I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sixpenny Handley

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

Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Sixpenny Handley

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged 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 growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover

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

A few things to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size 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 involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.