Roof Cleaning Newick offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Newick and surrounding areas in East Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris can be quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a source of issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs. Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method 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 that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after 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 specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Some factors to consider.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, 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 with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Below are some of the places we cover.
We cover most of the East Sussex and all surrounding areas including: