Roof Cleaning in Bagham

Roof Cleaning Bagham provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Bagham and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and more that has grown on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris is usually very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a problems.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Bagham

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Bagham

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once 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 discover 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 damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Bagham

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, many would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention 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 you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Bagham

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover

We can cover most of Kent including all nearby towns including:

A few things to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with 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 insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.