Roof Cleaning in Lower Rainham

Roof Cleaning Lower Rainham provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Lower Rainham and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a source of problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Lower Rainham

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Lower Rainham

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly 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. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Lower Rainham

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

Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Lower Rainham

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak 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 step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover most of Kent as well as all local places including:

Some factors to think about.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.