Roof Cleaning Abbas Combe offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Abbas Combe and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually challenging for most owners and becomes a constant cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all 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 needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space 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 many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best 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 in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way 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 most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing 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 improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all nearby places including:
A few things to consider.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.