Roof Cleaning Bere Regis offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Bere Regis and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be quite difficult for many owners and becomes a continual issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you 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 using the scraping method. By 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.
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider 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 used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.