Roof Cleaning Winterborne Kingston offer a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Winterborne Kingston and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae may be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a continual source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of 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 through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen 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. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it 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 most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify 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. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:
A few things to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.