Roof Cleaning Hythe offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Hythe and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is usually very difficult for many owners and can become a cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration 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 can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward 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.
Can I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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 quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? 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 needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention 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. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover most of Kent including all local towns including:
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.