Roof Cleaning Peasmarsh offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Peasmarsh and surrounding areas in East Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a continual cause for problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover 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 penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to look at and gradually 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning. Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover.
We can cover the majority of the East Sussex and all surrounding towns including: