Roof Cleaning Stockbridge provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Stockbridge and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for many owners and can become a constant cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should 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 involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered 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 longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local areas including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.