Roof Cleaning Spetisbury provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Spetisbury and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss may be quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a cause for issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves 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 remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces 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 trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.