Roof Cleaning Bransgore provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Bransgore and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be challenging for many householders and becomes a major source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing 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 clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. 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 you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to 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 on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once 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 returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.