Roof Cleaning New Romney offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in New Romney and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss may be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can 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 more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many 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 dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not take any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – 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 once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once 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 many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take 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 purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover most of Kent as well as all local towns including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to us.