Roof Cleaning in Canada

Roof Cleaning Canada offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Canada and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of homeowners and may become a cause for issues.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Canada

Why should I have it cleaned?

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Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing 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 try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Canada

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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 at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, 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 absorb 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 procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively 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 how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are a few of the local places we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby places including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.