Roof Cleaning Blackford offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Blackford and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often challenging for most owners and can become a continual annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of 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 sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after 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 impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.