Roof Cleaning Curdridge offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Curdridge and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a speedy way of improving the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris can be challenging for many homeowners and can become a source of issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also damage 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 or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of 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 all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can 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 instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its 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 used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.