Roof Cleaning in Lamberhurst

Roof Cleaning Lamberhurst provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Lamberhurst and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris can be very difficult for many householders and can become a issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Lamberhurst

Why should I do it?

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A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’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 company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?

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 recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Should I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Lamberhurst

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

Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires 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 remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the local places we cover

We can cover the majority of Kent and all local places including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. 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 – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.