Roof Cleaning Meopham offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Meopham and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be quite difficult for most homeowners and can become a major issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled 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 conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any 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 methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover most of Kent as well as all surrounding places including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- 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.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.