Roof Cleaning Tinkers Cross provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Tinkers Cross and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss can be very difficult for most householders and may become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually 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 like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your 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 change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the areas we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth as well as all surrounding places including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. 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 – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.