Roof Cleaning Fishbourne offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Fishbourne and surrounding areas in West Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is often quite difficult for many householders and can become a continual source of issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs. Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. 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 pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover.
We can cover most of the West Sussex and all surrounding places including: