Roof Cleaning Fernhurst offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Fernhurst and surrounding towns and villages in West Sussex. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for most owners and becomes a major annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
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 way to do this is.
Could I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs. Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage 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 pros.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover.
We can cover the majority of the West Sussex as well as all surrounding areas including: