Roof Cleaning Upton offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Upton and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae can be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a continual problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding 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 best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate 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 roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.