Roof Cleaning Compton offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Compton and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and more that has grown up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually challenging for the majority of owners and can become a constant source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
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 propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves 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 get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish 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 remove the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your 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 areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.