Roof Cleaning Eddington offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Eddington and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt can be challenging for most householders and becomes a problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal 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 cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing 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 kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – 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 jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover the majority of Kent as well as all local areas including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.