Roof Cleaning Templecombe offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Templecombe and surrounding villages/towns within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris may be quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a source of problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms 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 within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose 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, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however 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 years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, many would expect roof cleaning 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. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct 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 in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.