Roof Cleaning Bishopstoke offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Bishopstoke and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is often challenging for most homeowners and becomes a constant annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised 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 tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in 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 a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense 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!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off 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 flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example 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 injury to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.