Roof Cleaning Titchfield offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Titchfield and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually challenging for most homeowners and becomes a constant source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also 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. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. 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. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean 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 like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use 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 tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.