Roof Cleaning Newbridge offers a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Newbridge and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and may become a constant problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference 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 service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your 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 change as time progresses.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby places including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the 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 involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.