Roof Cleaning Sutton Veny offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Sutton Veny and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span 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 working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing 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 almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense 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 quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently 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 dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.