Roof Cleaning Maresfield offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Maresfield and surrounding villages/towns in East Sussex. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be very difficult for many homeowners and may become a annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to see 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs. Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you 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 the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are some of the places we cover.
We can cover the majority of the East Sussex as well as all surrounding towns including: