Roof Cleaning Yenston offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Yenston and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt can be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a constant issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing 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 deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged 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. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as 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.
Should I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate 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 once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.