Roof Cleaning Angmering provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Angmering and surrounding villages/towns in West Sussex. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris is often quite difficult for most owners and can become a major source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t 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 kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning. Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out 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 killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover.
We cover most of the West Sussex as well as all surrounding places including: