Roof Cleaning in Scarborough

Roof Cleaning Scarborough offer a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Scarborough and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has built up up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is often challenging for the majority of owners and can become a constant issues.

Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Scarborough

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Scarborough

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice 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 months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

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

Couldn’t I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Scarborough

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Also, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Scarborough

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the nearby places we cover

We cover the majority of Kent and all surrounding towns including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, 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 involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.