Roof Cleaning Bursledon offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Bursledon and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a continual source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’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 needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb 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 longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof attentively before starting 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 dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.