Roof Cleaning Bashley offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Bashley and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many homeowners and can become a major source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful 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 natural growth may cause big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand 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 suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean 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 sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to 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 your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed 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 after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate 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. Next we can start to work on eradicating your 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 improvement over time.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some things to consider.
We have already looked 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.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.