Roof Cleaning in High Halden

Roof Cleaning High Halden provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in High Halden and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris can be quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in High Halden

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning High Halden

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?

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

Could I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in High Halden

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning High Halden

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

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

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover most of Kent and all nearby places including:

A few factors to think about.

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

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.