Roof Cleaning Ninfield offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Ninfield and surrounding villages/towns in East Sussex. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt can be quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a continual source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover 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 damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning. Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example 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 damage to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover.
We cover the majority of the East Sussex and all local towns including: