Roof Cleaning Romford offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Romford and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is usually challenging for most owners and can become a major source of problems.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. 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 hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking 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 look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves 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 wound.
Also, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge 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 longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail 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 dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the 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 best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We cover the majority of Kent as well as all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.