Roof Cleaning in Harbledown

Roof Cleaning Harbledown offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Harbledown and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be quite difficult for many homeowners and can become a major cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Harbledown

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Harbledown

A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Harbledown

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your 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 just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Harbledown

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many 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 identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We cover the majority of Kent including all nearby areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.