Roof Cleaning Leeds offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Leeds and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris may be challenging for most householders and can become a constant issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious 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 plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can start 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 instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover the majority of Kent and all local areas including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.