Roof Cleaning in Sandhurst

Roof Cleaning Sandhurst offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Sandhurst and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss and more that has accumulated there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae is often very difficult for many owners and can become a major source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sandhurst

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Sandhurst

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference 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 service is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sandhurst

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper 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 having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Sandhurst

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the places we cover

We cover most of Kent as well as all surrounding towns including:

A few things to think about.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The 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 you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.