Roof Cleaning in Iwade

Roof Cleaning Iwade offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Iwade and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae may be very difficult for most homeowners and may become a cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Iwade

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Iwade

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Iwade

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? 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 you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Iwade

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and 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 after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We cover most of Kent and all nearby areas including:

Some things to consider.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.