Roof Cleaning Burley provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Burley and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a major source of issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished 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 not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.