Roof Cleaning Christchurch provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Christchurch and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a simple way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is usually quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a major cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage 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 in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however 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 cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin 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 immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby places including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.