Roof Cleaning Zeals provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Zeals and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss may be very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time 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 great to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably 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 damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak 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 rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local places including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of 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 injury to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.