Roof Cleaning Three Legged Cross provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Three Legged Cross and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is usually quite difficult for most householders and may become a major annoyance.
Wouldn’t it 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 major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction 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 in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great 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 look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – 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.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover 35 miles around Bournemouth and all surrounding towns including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation 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 all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.