Roof Cleaning Sevenoaks Weald offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Sevenoaks Weald and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris can be very difficult for many homeowners and may become a constant issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, 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 into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice 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 years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can 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 many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We can cover most of Kent as well as all nearby towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.