Roof Cleaning Bognor Regis provides a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Bognor Regis and surrounding towns and villages in West Sussex. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually challenging for most homeowners and may become a major cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause major problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage 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 many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning. Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you 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 employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover.
We can cover most of the West Sussex including all local places including: