Roof Cleaning Bournemouth provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Bournemouth and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be challenging for many homeowners and may become a continual cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have 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 your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with 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 house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.