Roof Cleaning in Rolvenden

Roof Cleaning Rolvenden offers a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Rolvenden and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a constant source of issues.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Rolvenden

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Rolvenden

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause serious issues with your 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 uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame 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 needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Can I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Rolvenden

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Rolvenden

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local areas we cover

We cover the majority of Kent including all surrounding areas including:

Some things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The 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 damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.