Roof Cleaning in Brabourne

Roof Cleaning Brabourne provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Brabourne and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss can be challenging for most homeowners and can become a constant cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Brabourne

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Brabourne

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged 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, having a roof cleaned is a required job for a few 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 then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, 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 hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Can I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Brabourne

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Brabourne

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the places we cover

We cover the majority of Kent including all surrounding areas including:

Some things to consider.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.