Roof Cleaning Eastry offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Eastry and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way to improve the appearance of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be very difficult for most householders and may become a constant source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill 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 pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method 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. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb 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 procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged 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 growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the places we cover
We cover most of Kent including all local areas including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.