Roof Cleaning Wyke provides a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Wyke and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae is often challenging for many homeowners and can become a constant cause for issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As 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 become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right 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.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using 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.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.