Roof Cleaning in Thornford

Roof Cleaning Thornford offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Thornford and surrounding towns and villages within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has accumulated up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a issues.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Thornford

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Thornford

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant 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 attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Thornford

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 type of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or 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 mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Thornford

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.

Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all nearby towns including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area 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?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.