Roof Cleaning Westham provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Westham and surrounding towns and villages in East Sussex. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt may be challenging for many owners and becomes a constant cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining 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 deterioration 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 lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly 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 most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs. Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. 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 pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways 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 your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more 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 gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover.
We cover the majority of the East Sussex and all surrounding places including: