Roof Cleaning Southbrook offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Southbrook and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be challenging for many homeowners and can become a constant source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. 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. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. 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 a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all local areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.