Roof Cleaning Tangmere offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Tangmere and surrounding towns and villages in West Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae is usually very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover 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 boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs. Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach 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 to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged 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 investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep 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 consider.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.
Below are a few of the local places we cover.
We can cover most of the West Sussex as well as all local places including: