Roof Cleaning Bincombe provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Bincombe and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is often challenging for many householders and becomes a cause for issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive 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 natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing 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 brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would assume roof cleaning 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. Jet washing may clear away 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 quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which 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 gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the 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 change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.