Roof Cleaning Boldre offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Boldre and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt may be very difficult for most householders and may become a major source of problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then 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 charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The most common 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 and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however 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 clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you 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 employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then 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 instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home 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.