Roof Cleaning The Green offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in The Green and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a constant source of issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice 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 observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is 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 care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying 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 step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 35 miles around Bournemouth as well as all local areas including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.