Roof Cleaning Wilton provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Wilton and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a simple way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt can be challenging for many owners and becomes a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the 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 over time.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.