Roof Cleaning Tisbury offers a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Tisbury and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss can be challenging for most owners and may become a source of problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover 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. Really then, having the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing 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 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.
Can I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
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 gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.