Roof Cleaning in Boughton Monchelsea

Roof Cleaning Boughton Monchelsea provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Boughton Monchelsea and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning is a speedy way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss may be challenging for many householders and may become a continual issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Boughton Monchelsea

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Boughton Monchelsea

Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

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

Could I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Boughton Monchelsea

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Boughton Monchelsea

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We can cover most of Kent and all surrounding places including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to us.