Roof Cleaning Ashington offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Ashington and surrounding towns and villages in West Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss can be quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a continual cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have 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 aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning. Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.
Here are some of the areas we cover.
We cover most of the West Sussex including all nearby areas including: