Roof Cleaning Winterbourne Dauntsey provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Winterbourne Dauntsey and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way to improve the look of your house, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a constant issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. 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 in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft 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 mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after 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 any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start 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 improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.