Roof Cleaning Buxted offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Buxted and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris may be very difficult for most owners and becomes a source of annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning. Pressure washing a 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 could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct 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.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying 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 targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Some factors to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. 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 in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover.
We cover most of the East Sussex including all surrounding towns including: