Roof Cleaning Ramsgate offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Ramsgate and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae is often very difficult for many owners and becomes a constant problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find 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 saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing 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 try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I do this myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would think having 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. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider 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 right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We cover the majority of Kent and all nearby places including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.