Roof Cleaning in Dunkirk

Roof Cleaning Dunkirk provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Dunkirk and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be very difficult for most homeowners and can become a constant source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Dunkirk

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Dunkirk

A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with the 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 swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly 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 penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?

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

Can I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Dunkirk

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

Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces 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 result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think that 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 level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Dunkirk

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover most of Kent including all local towns including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.