Roof Cleaning in Mersham

Roof Cleaning Mersham offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Mersham and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for many owners and can become a continual source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Mersham

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Mersham

A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may 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 ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

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

Should I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Mersham

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Mersham

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but 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 scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish 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. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

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

We cover most of Kent including all surrounding areas including:

A few things to think about.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.