Roof Cleaning in Sparsholt

Roof Cleaning Sparsholt offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Sparsholt and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often challenging for most homeowners and may become a source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sparsholt

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Sparsholt

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

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

Could I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sparsholt

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Sparsholt

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be 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 roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding places including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.