Roof Cleaning North Halling provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in North Halling and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and debris may be very difficult for most owners and becomes a major cause for annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, 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 within your roof it may 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 finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless 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 cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great 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.
Can I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill 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 clean my roof?
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 method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We cover most of Kent including all nearby places including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is 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 in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.