Roof Cleaning Corfe Castle offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Corfe Castle and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt can be quite difficult for most owners and can become a source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen 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, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no 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 manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising 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 killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local places including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.