Roof Cleaning Fordingbridge offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Fordingbridge and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple way to improve the appearance of your house, by removing moss and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae is often challenging for many householders and becomes a cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost 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.
Can I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver 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 cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.