Roof Cleaning Boarhunt offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Boarhunt and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often very difficult for most owners and can become a cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as 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.
Can I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with 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 cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles 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. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify 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. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding places including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of 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 damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.