Roof Cleaning Tuckingmill offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Tuckingmill and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris is usually challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a constant annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles 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. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak 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 roof cleaning process 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 bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action 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 purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with 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 damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.