Roof Cleaning Weymouth provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Weymouth and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best 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 look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
A few things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling 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.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.