Roof Cleaning Copythorne offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Copythorne and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a constant source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but 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 dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing 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 kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak 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 roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.