Roof Cleaning Nelson Park offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Nelson Park and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be challenging for most owners and may become a constant cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it alone?
The most common 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 many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your 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 simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover most of Kent as well as all nearby towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage 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.