Roof Cleaning Badger Farm offer a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Badger Farm and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae may be very difficult for many owners and can become a continual source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct 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 in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate 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 roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify 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 start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.