Roof Cleaning Pulborough offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Pulborough and surrounding villages/towns in West Sussex. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt can be quite difficult for many owners and can become a constant cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively 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 possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’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 company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between 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 great to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning. Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove 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 high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once 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 growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively 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 remove the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover.
We can cover most of the West Sussex including all local towns including: