Roof Cleaning Pagham offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Pagham and surrounding areas in West Sussex. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae is often very difficult for many owners and may become a continual source of problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled 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 truth, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing 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 have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs. Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising 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 destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take 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 begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to us.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover.
We cover most of the West Sussex including all local places including: