Roof Cleaning Shaftesbury offer a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Shaftesbury and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is usually very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using 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 that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- 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 out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.