Roof Cleaning Winterborne Stickland offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Winterborne Stickland and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a continual cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to 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 rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well 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 can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice 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 service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see 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 brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.