Roof Cleaning Corfe Mullen provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Corfe Mullen and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt can be quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a major cause for problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people 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 vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it 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 safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense 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 simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods 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 and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently 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, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.