Roof Cleaning Bassett provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Bassett and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt can be challenging for most householders and may become a constant cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising 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 killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, 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 – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury 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 your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.