Roof Cleaning Lower Twydall offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Lower Twydall and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris can be very difficult for most householders and can become a constant source of problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of 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 killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover the majority of Kent including all local areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. 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 insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.