Roof Cleaning in Blean

Roof Cleaning Blean offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Blean and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is often very difficult for many householders and may become a constant issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Blean

Why do it?

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Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned 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 as good as new once more?

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

Couldn’t I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Blean

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

Additionally, lots of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered 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!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

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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 gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – 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.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can 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 immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Below are some of the local places we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.