Roof Cleaning in Bethersden

Roof Cleaning Bethersden provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Bethersden and surrounding areas in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be challenging for many homeowners and becomes a cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Bethersden

Why should I do it?

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A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant 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 seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Can I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Bethersden

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to 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 kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally 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 or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from 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, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Bethersden

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in 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 by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover most of Kent as well as all local areas including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.