Roof Cleaning Wolverton provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Wolverton and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is often very difficult for many homeowners and can become a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply 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 then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing 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 easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall 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 let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which 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 beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The 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, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.