Roof Cleaning in Park Wood

Roof Cleaning Park Wood provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Park Wood and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are often affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt may be challenging for many householders and may become a problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Park Wood

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Park Wood

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a required job 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 because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and after a while 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 observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?

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

Can I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Park Wood

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however 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 aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Park Wood

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach 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 to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once 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 bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your 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 change as time passes.

Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We can cover most of Kent including all nearby places including:

A few factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.