Roof Cleaning Warsash provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Warsash and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a continual problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through 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 fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at 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 lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. 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 flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.