Roof Cleaning Wallisdown offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Wallisdown and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is often challenging for most homeowners and may become a cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. 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 from doing so.
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the 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 improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby areas including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.