Roof Cleaning Longbridge Deverill provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Longbridge Deverill and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually very difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious 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 swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
The next question is, “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.
Should I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would expect roof cleaning 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. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to determine 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. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby places including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.