Roof Cleaning in Culverstone Green

Roof Cleaning Culverstone Green provides a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Culverstone Green and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt may be quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Culverstone Green

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Culverstone Green

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in 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 required service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

The next question is, “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 way to do this is.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Culverstone Green

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver 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 Culverstone Green

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 get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving 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 roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are some of the areas we cover

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

Some things to consider.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.