Roof Cleaning Stowell offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Stowell and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a simple way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is usually very difficult for many householders and may become a continual cause for problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive 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 again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
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 damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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 in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to 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 your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure 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 but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully 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 how best to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that 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.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.