Roof Cleaning Redbridge provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Redbridge and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “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.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way 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 kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate 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 procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.