Roof Cleaning in West Tytherley

Roof Cleaning West Tytherley offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in West Tytherley and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss and more that has built up up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for many owners and becomes a constant source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in West Tytherley

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning West Tytherley

Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal 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 needs cleaning 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?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Could I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in West Tytherley

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Also, lots of people 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 your roof, but the aggressive 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 cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning West Tytherley

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are some of the nearby places we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby areas including:

A few things to think about.

We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example 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 damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.