Roof Cleaning Stourpaine offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Stourpaine and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is often quite difficult for many householders and can become a issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method 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 to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify 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 clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.