Roof Cleaning Arne offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Arne and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae can be very difficult for most householders and becomes a continual source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. 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 at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. 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 approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider 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 killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently 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?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.