Roof Cleaning Mudeford provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Mudeford and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae can be very difficult for many homeowners and may become a source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge 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 trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.