Roof Cleaning Stanmer offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Stanmer and surrounding areas in East Sussex. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for most householders and can become a continual cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can 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 seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs. Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off 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 flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
A few things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Below are a few of the areas we cover.
We can cover most of the East Sussex and all nearby places including: