Roof Cleaning Frampton provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Frampton and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be challenging for most homeowners and becomes a continual cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet 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 walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience 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 is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of 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 killing off 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth including all surrounding places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.