Roof Cleaning Ridge offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Ridge and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a simple way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be quite difficult for most householders and can become a constant source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable 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 they possibly can. 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 rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house 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?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.