Roof Cleaning Swanmore offers a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Swanmore and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for most owners and can become a major problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove 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 from doing so.
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb 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 step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.