Roof Cleaning Kings Hill provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Kings Hill and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae can be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a major source of issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “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 possible solution is here.
Should I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to 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 tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. 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 approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once 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 roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider 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 deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the areas we cover
We cover the majority of Kent and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The 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 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. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.