Roof Cleaning Rudgwick offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Rudgwick and surrounding villages/towns in West Sussex. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually very difficult for many owners and may become a constant annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at 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 years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning. Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting 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 with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.
Below are some of the places we cover.
We cover the majority of the West Sussex as well as all surrounding towns including: