Roof Cleaning Blandford St Mary offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Blandford St Mary and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for most householders and can become a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds 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 discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Also, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb 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 additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which 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 most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak 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 dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an 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 inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling 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 involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.