Roof Cleaning in Stalbridge

Roof Cleaning Stalbridge offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Stalbridge and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a simple way to improve the appearance of your house, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually very difficult for most householders and may become a source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Stalbridge

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Stalbridge

A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Stalbridge

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Stalbridge

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Below are some of the towns and villages we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:

A few things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.