Roof Cleaning Twyford offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Twyford and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt may be very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a major cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of 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 destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
A few things to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.