Roof Cleaning Okeford Fitzpaine offer a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Okeford Fitzpaine and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is often very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a constant cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well 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 can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned 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 like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove 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 leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local areas including:
A few things 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 the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.