Roof Cleaning Hailsham provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Hailsham and surrounding villages/towns in East Sussex. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a major issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore 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, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however 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 watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely 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 look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally 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 is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning. Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach 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 that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and 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 the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention 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 approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover.
We can cover the majority of the East Sussex and all nearby areas including: