Roof Cleaning Southampton offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Southampton and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of 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 penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after 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 procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. 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 – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.