Roof Cleaning Branksome offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Branksome and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae can be very difficult for the majority of householders and can become a major cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose 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’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple 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 just do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft 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 mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.