Roof Cleaning Faversham offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Faversham and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a quick way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss may be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a major problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because 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 slip can result in a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once 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 hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover most of Kent including all nearby places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.