Roof Cleaning Rusper offer a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Rusper and surrounding towns and villages in West Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris can be challenging for many householders and may become a major issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered 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!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs. Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way 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 gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Below are some of the local places we cover.
We can cover most of the West Sussex as well as all surrounding towns including: