Roof Cleaning Woodlands provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Woodlands and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is often very difficult for many owners and becomes a constant cause for problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may 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 finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal 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 a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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 just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
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 consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your 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.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.