Roof Cleaning Broadstone offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Broadstone and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be very difficult for most homeowners and can become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time 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 though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the 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 just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate 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 companies who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.