Roof Cleaning Edenbridge offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Edenbridge and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt is often challenging for the majority of owners and may become a constant cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice 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 vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at 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 dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of 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 dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We cover the majority of Kent including all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.