Roof Cleaning West End offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in West End and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss can be quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major 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 swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can 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 brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that 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 fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would think getting 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. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper 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 at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local areas including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair 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 the pros.