Roof Cleaning Child Okeford provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Child Okeford and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is often challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a continual source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable 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 when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all 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 years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely 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 recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning 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 kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way 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 most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.