Roof Cleaning Cann provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Cann and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a simple way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be very difficult for most householders and becomes a problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover 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’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles due to 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, think it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving 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 methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take 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 purging 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 as time passes.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
A few things to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling 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 used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.