Roof Cleaning Burgess Hill offers a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Burgess Hill and surrounding villages/towns in West Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a constant cause for problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning. Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
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 most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once 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 all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for your 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 including all surrounding places including: