Roof Cleaning Pembury offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Pembury and surrounding areas in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your property, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss can be quite difficult for many householders and can become a cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged 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 boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward 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.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to 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 kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill 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 pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of 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 killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove 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 improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We cover the majority of Kent and all surrounding areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.