Roof Cleaning Sidley provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Sidley and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is usually quite difficult for many householders and can become a continual cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many 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 lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect getting 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 intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs. Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.
Here are a few of the areas we cover.
We can cover the majority of the East Sussex as well as all nearby towns including: