Roof Cleaning in Borden

Roof Cleaning Borden offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Borden and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Borden

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Borden

A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Borden

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

Additionally, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning 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. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Borden

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof 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 the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged 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. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the local places we cover

We can cover the majority of Kent and all surrounding places including:

A few things to think about.

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

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is 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 home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.