Roof Cleaning Eastchurch provides a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Eastchurch and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss can be quite difficult for many homeowners and becomes a source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned 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 this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple 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.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be 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 manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover most of Kent and all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example 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 damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.