Roof Cleaning Bolney offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Bolney and surrounding areas in West Sussex. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss can be challenging for the majority of owners and can become a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I 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 many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs. Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. 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 – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover.
We cover most of the West Sussex and all surrounding towns including: