Roof Cleaning North Baddesley offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in North Baddesley and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for many owners and becomes a cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage 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 in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, 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 observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Can I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention 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 best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.