Roof Cleaning in Charing

Roof Cleaning Charing provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Charing and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be very difficult for many owners and becomes a continual annoyance.

Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Charing

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Charing

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?

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

Can I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Charing

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right 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.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Charing

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

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

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify 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 begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.

Below are some of the areas we cover

We can cover the majority of Kent as well as all local towns including:

Some things to consider.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.