Roof Cleaning Bramshaw provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Bramshaw and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is usually challenging for many homeowners and can become a source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered 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!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the 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 risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged 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 returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all local areas including:
A few things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.