Roof Cleaning High Halstow provides a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in High Halstow and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is often quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a continual cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant 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 once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We can cover most of Kent and all local areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- 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 used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.