Roof Cleaning Cranborne offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Cranborne and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can 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 brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces 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 trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned 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 easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.