Roof Cleaning Norden offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Norden and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is often challenging for most householders and may become a constant source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.