Roof Cleaning Portland offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Portland and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt may be quite difficult for most householders and becomes a major cause for problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done 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 employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.