Roof Cleaning Ferndown offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Ferndown 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 home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be very difficult for the majority of owners and can become a major problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause major issues with your 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 spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method 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. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local places including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.