Roof Cleaning Winterbourne Abbas provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Winterbourne Abbas and surrounding areas within a 35 mile radius of Bournemouth. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for many householders and becomes a continual annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant 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 consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take 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 destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 35 miles from Bournemouth including all surrounding places including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.