Roof Cleaning Bryanston offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Bryanston and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the look of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of owners and may become a constant annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration 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 lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between 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 great to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take 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 is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding places including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.