Roof Cleaning in Hoo

Roof Cleaning Hoo offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Hoo and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a major annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Hoo

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Hoo

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

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

Should I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hoo

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove 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 simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Hoo

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention 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 how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin 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 improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

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

Some things to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of 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 home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.