Roof Cleaning Brasted provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Brasted and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a constant cause for issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and it can over time 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
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 recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By 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 – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover the majority of Kent and all nearby places including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.