Roof Cleaning in Cliffs End

Roof Cleaning Cliffs End offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Cliffs End and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the appearance of your home, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually challenging for many homeowners and can become a issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Cliffs End

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Cliffs End

Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Can I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Cliffs End

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered 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 simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Cliffs End

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are some of the areas we cover

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

Some things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.