Roof Cleaning Redlynch offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Redlynch and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss may be quite difficult for many owners and can become a major problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
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 suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally 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 a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.