Roof Cleaning Sturminster Newton offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Sturminster Newton and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a continual issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big 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 spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.