Roof Cleaning in Bapchild

Roof Cleaning Bapchild offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Bapchild and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris may be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a source of problems.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Bapchild

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Bapchild

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between 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 lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Bapchild

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Bapchild

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak 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 procedure 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local areas we cover

We can cover the majority of Kent including all surrounding areas including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.