Roof Cleaning in Bean

Roof Cleaning Bean offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Bean and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris may be very difficult for most homeowners and becomes a continual cause for problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Bean

Why have it cleaned?

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Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?

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

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Bean

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper 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.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off 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 pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the local areas we cover

We can cover most of Kent and all local places including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.