Roof Cleaning Sturminster Marshall offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Sturminster Marshall and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is often quite difficult for many homeowners and can become a source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread 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 emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may 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 into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and 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 lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention 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 pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.