Roof Cleaning in Deal

Roof Cleaning Deal offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Deal and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a constant source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Deal

Why should I have it cleaned?

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A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking 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 consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Should I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Deal

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

Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of 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 simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt 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 job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning 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 remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

We can cover most of Kent as well as all local towns including:

Some things to consider.

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

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.