Roof Cleaning Woolston offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Woolston and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is often very difficult for most householders and can become a constant source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt 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 in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find 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 damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging 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 change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all nearby places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.