Roof Cleaning Bexhill-on-Sea offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Bexhill-on-Sea and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt may be quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a constant source of issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning. Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine 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. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to us.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover.
We cover most of the East Sussex as well as all local places including: