Roof Cleaning in Chiddingstone

Roof Cleaning Chiddingstone provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Chiddingstone and surrounding areas in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown there.

As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss can be challenging for the majority of homeowners and becomes a constant cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Chiddingstone

Why should I have it cleaned?

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A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues 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 plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak 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 when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

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

Could I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Chiddingstone

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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

Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover the majority of Kent including all local places including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.