Roof Cleaning Churchfields offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Churchfields and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt may be very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, 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 in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree 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 is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after 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 specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right 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 nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The 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. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.