Roof Cleaning in Capel-le-Ferne

Roof Cleaning Capel-le-Ferne offers a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Capel-le-Ferne and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is usually quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a continual source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Capel-le-Ferne

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Capel-le-Ferne

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Capel-le-Ferne

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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 are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Capel-le-Ferne

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

Another effective method is to use 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the 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 improvement over time.

Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We cover most of Kent and all surrounding areas including:

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above 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. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.