Roof Cleaning Oakley provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Oakley and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae is often challenging for many householders and may become a major cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well 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 ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time 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 watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at 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 quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
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 effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present 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?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.