Roof Cleaning Highbridge offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Highbridge and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is usually challenging for many householders and becomes a major cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged 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 once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of 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 are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.