Roof Cleaning South Newton offers a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in South Newton and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a continual cause for issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at 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 or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also 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 roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
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 most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using 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 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 dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the 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 change over time.
Here are some of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.