Roof Cleaning Bosham provides a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Bosham and surrounding villages/towns in West Sussex. Having your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss can be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a constant cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning. Pressure 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 could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
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 remove 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 leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact 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 inspect the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
A few things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover.
We can cover the majority of the West Sussex and all local areas including: