Roof Cleaning Peacehaven offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Peacehaven and surrounding villages/towns in East Sussex. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often quite difficult for many homeowners and can become a constant cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
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 safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the 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 quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning. Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best 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 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 kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover.
We cover the majority of the East Sussex including all nearby towns including: