Roof Cleaning in Kemsley

Roof Cleaning Kemsley offer a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Kemsley and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss may be challenging for many householders and becomes a constant problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Kemsley

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Kemsley

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at 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 observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

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

Could I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Kemsley

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Kemsley

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this method 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 absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate 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 remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We cover the majority of Kent as well as all surrounding areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

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