Roof Cleaning Arundel offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Arundel and surrounding areas in West Sussex. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has grown there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt can be challenging for many owners and becomes a constant annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you 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 organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots 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 live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing 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 lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of 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 sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs. Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively 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 approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Some things to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover.
We cover most of the West Sussex as well as all surrounding towns including: