Roof Cleaning Winfrith Newburgh offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Winfrith Newburgh and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is often very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a constant source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention 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 best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing 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 improvement over time.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local towns including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.