Roof Cleaning in Grain

Roof Cleaning Grain offer a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Grain and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is often challenging for the majority of homeowners and becomes a problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Grain

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Grain

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread 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 when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Can I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Grain

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Grain

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising 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 step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the areas we cover

We can cover the majority of Kent and all nearby places including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.