Roof Cleaning Turners Hill provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Turners Hill and surrounding areas in West Sussex. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be challenging for most owners and becomes a continual annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually 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 great to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend 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 or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning. Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess 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 root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.
Below are some of the places we cover.
We cover the majority of the West Sussex and all local places including: