Roof Cleaning Cattistock offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Cattistock and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a quick way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a constant cause for issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for a few 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 dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean 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 like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. 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 are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods 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 absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.