Roof Cleaning Bitterne Park offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Bitterne Park and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a continual cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see 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 years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant 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 recommend what the best way to do this is.
Can I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin 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 change over time.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.