Roof Cleaning Dorchester offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Dorchester and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for the majority of householders and may become a cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. 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. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after 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 after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning 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 your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, 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.
- The type of roof – for example 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, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.