Roof Cleaning North Mundham offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in North Mundham and surrounding areas in West Sussex. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris can be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a major source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning. Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can 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.
Some factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover.
We can cover most of the West Sussex and all nearby areas including: