Roof Cleaning Boughton under Blean provides a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Boughton under Blean and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is often challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a continual source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled 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’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning 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 type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, many would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying 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 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your 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 over time.
Below are some of the local places we cover
We cover most of Kent as well as all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size 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 involved.
- Accessibility of 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 free quote, and leave it to us.