Roof Cleaning Broad Chalke provides a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Broad Chalke and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt may be very difficult for the majority of owners and can become a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at 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 months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct 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 having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.