Roof Cleaning Cadnam offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Cadnam and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple way of improving the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss can be quite difficult for many householders and may become a source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing 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 like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “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.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense 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 quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning 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 clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.