Roof Cleaning Lower Beeding offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Lower Beeding and surrounding towns and villages in West Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a major source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to see 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 months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning. Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you 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 cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are some of the local areas we cover.
We can cover most of the West Sussex as well as all surrounding areas including: