Roof Cleaning Pevensey offer a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Pevensey and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is usually very difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a major cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice 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 watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs. Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. 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 needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any 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 pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house 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 the pros.
Here are some of the areas we cover.
We cover the majority of the East Sussex and all local areas including: