Roof Cleaning Worthing offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Worthing and surrounding villages/towns in West Sussex. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is usually quite difficult for many householders and may become a problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs. Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right 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 in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after 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 all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully 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 best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
A few things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover.
We cover the majority of the West Sussex as well as all nearby towns including: