Roof Cleaning Britford offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Britford and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing moss and more that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is usually challenging for most homeowners and can become a constant source of issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and 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 result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct 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 in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof leaving no 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 manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying 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 are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your 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 change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding places including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.