Roof Cleaning Standon offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Standon and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris may be quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a continual issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy 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 alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile 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 dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
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 pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local areas including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.