Roof Cleaning in Rainham

Roof Cleaning Rainham provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Rainham and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is often challenging for most householders and becomes a source of problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Rainham

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Rainham

A really serious build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned 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?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Rainham

The most common 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 type of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Rainham

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with 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.

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 and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify 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 cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the areas we cover

We cover the majority of Kent as well as all surrounding towns including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.