Roof Cleaning Bobbing provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Bobbing and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris can be very difficult for many householders and can become a constant issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause major problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration 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 a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply 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 professional is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm 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 and that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover most of Kent including all nearby areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- 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 the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.