Roof Cleaning in White Cross

Roof Cleaning White Cross provides a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in White Cross and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and more that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt can be quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a constant source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in White Cross

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning White Cross

A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in White Cross

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning White Cross

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 moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the local places we cover

We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:

A few things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.