Roof Cleaning Bradford Abbas offers a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Bradford Abbas and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a speedy way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for many owners and becomes a constant issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can 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 observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “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.
Could I just clean it myself?
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 most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
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 get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
A few things to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.