Roof Cleaning Beaulieu provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Beaulieu and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae is usually quite difficult for many owners and may become a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the 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 improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.