Roof Cleaning in Lydd

Roof Cleaning Lydd offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Lydd and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and more that has built up up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a constant problems.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Lydd

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Lydd

A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction 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 in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often 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 but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Can I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Lydd

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Also, many would assume having 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. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage 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 lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Lydd

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

Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are some of the local places we cover

We cover the majority of Kent and all nearby places including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.