Roof Cleaning Wallington provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Wallington and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss is often challenging for many homeowners and can become a annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing 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 lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove 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 the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all nearby areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.