Roof Cleaning in Buckland

Roof Cleaning Buckland provides a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Buckland and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a simple way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt may be challenging for most householders and may become a constant problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Buckland

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Buckland

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great 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 have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Buckland

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Buckland

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

Another 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 overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging 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 improvement over time.

Here are some of the local places we cover

We cover the majority of Kent including all nearby places including:

A few things to consider.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage 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.