Roof Cleaning Fisher’s Pond offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Fisher’s Pond and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is usually challenging for many householders and becomes a constant problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find 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 a required service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways 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 kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.