Roof Cleaning in Eynsford

Roof Cleaning Eynsford offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Eynsford and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is usually quite difficult for many owners and may become a continual source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Eynsford

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Eynsford

A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act 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 damage to the rafters and joists. Finally 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. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Eynsford

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered 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 simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Eynsford

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet 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 but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Below are a few of the places we cover

We cover the majority of Kent as well as all nearby towns including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.