Roof Cleaning Framfield offer a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Framfield and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt may be very difficult for many homeowners and may become a constant cause for problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled 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, having a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless 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 years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning. Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your 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 from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are a few of the places we cover.
We cover the majority of the East Sussex including all nearby towns including: