Roof Cleaning in Swaythling

Roof Cleaning Swaythling provides a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Swaythling and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt can be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a continual problems.

Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Swaythling

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Swaythling

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected 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 weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Can I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Swaythling

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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 issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver 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?

Roof Cleaning Swaythling

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start 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 improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the local places we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local areas including:

Some things to think about.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.