Roof Cleaning in Wimborne Minster

Roof Cleaning Wimborne Minster provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Wimborne Minster and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is often very difficult for many householders and becomes a major issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Wimborne Minster

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Wimborne Minster

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can 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 once more?

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

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Wimborne Minster

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space 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 in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Wimborne Minster

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish 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. We can then start to work on eradicating your 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.

Below are a few of the places we cover

We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby places including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.