Roof Cleaning Aldingbourne offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Aldingbourne and surrounding villages/towns in West Sussex. Roof cleaning is a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss and more that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss can be very difficult for many homeowners and can become a major cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs. Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What 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 gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the 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 best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are a few of the local places we cover.
We can cover the majority of the West Sussex and all nearby places including: