Roof Cleaning Fair Oak offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Fair Oak and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for most owners and may become a constant issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having your roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural 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 needs a clean 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 almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A service like 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 you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local places including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.