Roof Cleaning West Parley offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in West Parley and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and more that has built up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae can be very difficult for most owners and can become a problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how 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 gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – 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.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.