Roof Cleaning Church Whitfield offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Church Whitfield and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt may be quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a continual cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant 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 have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t 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 heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off 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 roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We cover most of Kent including all local places including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult 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 a quote, and leave it to us.