Roof Cleaning in Biddenden

Roof Cleaning Biddenden offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Biddenden and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a continual cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Biddenden

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Biddenden

A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Biddenden

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Biddenden

It is best to 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 moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after 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 impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are some of the local places we cover

We cover most of Kent including all local places including:

A few things to consider.

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

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.