Roof Cleaning Seaford offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Seaford and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is often challenging for most householders and may become a cause for annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can 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 dirtier and 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 consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning. Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect 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 best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.
Below are some of the local places we cover.
We can cover most of the East Sussex as well as all surrounding places including: