Roof Cleaning Canford Heath offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Canford Heath and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris can be very difficult for most owners and may become a cause for problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however 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 a clean can be night and day. After months and 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 easy 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 do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned 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 approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby places including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house 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 used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.