Roof Cleaning Broadmayne offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Broadmayne and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is often quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a constant source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also 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 penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered 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!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate 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 step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.