Roof Cleaning Telscombe provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Telscombe and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris may be quite difficult for most owners and can become a source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’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 service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning. Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. 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 are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using 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 that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself 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 us.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover.
We cover the majority of the East Sussex as well as all nearby towns including: