Roof Cleaning Awbridge offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Awbridge and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of householders and can become a cause for issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the 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!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present 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 dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.