Roof Cleaning Boscombe offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Boscombe and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris is often very difficult for the majority of householders and may become a constant source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods 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 absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in 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 removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke 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 your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the local places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.