Roof Cleaning Cerne Abbas provides a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Cerne Abbas and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae may be quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover 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’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct 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.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added 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 approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of 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. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.