Roof Cleaning in Lyminge

Roof Cleaning Lyminge offer a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Lyminge and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning is a simple way of improving the look of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen 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 without moss is often challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a major source of issues.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Lyminge

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Lyminge

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. 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 needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

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

Can I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Lyminge

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 at needless risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Lyminge

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By 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.

Don’t forget – using 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.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the nearby areas we cover

We cover the majority of Kent as well as all nearby towns including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.