Roof Cleaning Broughton provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Broughton and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be quite difficult for most householders and may become a continual annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally 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. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward 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.
Could I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may 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 or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill 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 needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present 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?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.