Roof Cleaning West Hatch provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in West Hatch and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a constant source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles 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 organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
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 get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.