Roof Cleaning Charlton Marshall provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Charlton Marshall and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple way to improve the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is usually challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a continual problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to see 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?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since 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 wound.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or 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 longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt 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 cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways 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 moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once 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 bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local places including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.