Roof Cleaning West Moors offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in West Moors and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris can be very difficult for most homeowners and may become a major cause for problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big problems with your 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 spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this myself?
The most common 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 heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove 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 destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.