Roof Cleaning Brede offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Brede and surrounding villages/towns in East Sussex. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually quite difficult for many householders and can become a major source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing 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 lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure 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 a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs. Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile 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 cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate 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 procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover.
We can cover most of the East Sussex including all surrounding towns including: