Roof Cleaning East Boldre provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in East Boldre and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt can be very difficult for most owners and can become a problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you major 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 plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of 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’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required service for a few 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 unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing 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 straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged 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 soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede 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 course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.