Roof Cleaning in Worth Matravers

Roof Cleaning Worth Matravers offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Worth Matravers 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 house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae may be quite difficult for most homeowners and can become a continual problems.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Worth Matravers

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Worth Matravers

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Worth Matravers

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Worth Matravers

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Here are a few of the places we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding towns including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.