Roof Cleaning Bulford provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Bulford and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss can be very difficult for most homeowners and becomes a continual issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you 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 plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice 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 months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be 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 high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with 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 injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.