Roof Cleaning Roseacre provides a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Roseacre and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your property, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a continual cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover most of Kent and all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation 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?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.