Roof Cleaning Winton provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Winton and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a major cause for annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act 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 costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled 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 truth, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people 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 dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
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 kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin 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 improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of 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 insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.