Roof Cleaning Crossways offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Crossways and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual cause for problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive 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 watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best 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 is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.