Roof Cleaning Shedfield offers a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Shedfield and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss is often very difficult for most householders and can become a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause major problems with the roof and the durability 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 working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which 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 service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate 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 at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
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 employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods 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 gaps in 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 scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.