Roof Cleaning Verwood provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Verwood and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of owners and can become a constant source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning 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 almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would think having your roof cleaned involves 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 clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. 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 yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.