Roof Cleaning in Whiteparish

Roof Cleaning Whiteparish offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Whiteparish and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be quite difficult for many owners and may become a continual problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Whiteparish

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Whiteparish

Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely 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 this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Whiteparish

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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 at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Whiteparish

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying 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 killing off 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 scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local places including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of 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 dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.