Roof Cleaning Thornhill offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Thornhill and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss may be very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure 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 may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing 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 remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. 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 injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.