Roof Cleaning in Halling

Roof Cleaning Halling offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Halling and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is often very difficult for many householders and can become a source of problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Halling

Why have it cleaned?

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A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Can I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Halling

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate 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 once 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 specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof carefully before beginning 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 clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We cover most of Kent including all nearby areas including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

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

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.