Roof Cleaning in Landford

Roof Cleaning Landford offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Landford and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss can be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a constant cause for problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Landford

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Landford

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For a lot of 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 moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Landford

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. 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 you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Landford

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure 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 and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Here are a few of the local areas we cover

We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local towns including:

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.