Roof Cleaning in Chartham

Roof Cleaning Chartham provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Chartham and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is usually very difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Chartham

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Chartham

A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

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

Could I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Chartham

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Chartham

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local places we cover

We cover most of Kent as well as all nearby areas including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.