Roof Cleaning Woodgreen offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Woodgreen and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way to improve the appearance of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a constant source of issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and 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 after the excess moss has initially been dislodged 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 the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.