Roof Cleaning Canford Cliffs offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Canford Cliffs and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually quite difficult for most homeowners and can become a major issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised 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 tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “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 do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
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 remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.