Roof Cleaning in Eastbourne

Roof Cleaning Eastbourne offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Eastbourne and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss may be quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a source of issues.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Eastbourne

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Eastbourne

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy 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.

Could I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Eastbourne

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising 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 killing off 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 by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding places including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of 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 house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.