Roof Cleaning Upper Parkstone offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Upper Parkstone and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a continual problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning 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 almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense 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!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. 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 damage to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.