Roof Cleaning in Shadoxhurst

Roof Cleaning Shadoxhurst offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Shadoxhurst and surrounding areas in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be very difficult for many owners and becomes a issues.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Shadoxhurst

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Shadoxhurst

A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Shadoxhurst

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Shadoxhurst

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover most of Kent including all surrounding areas including:

A few things to consider.

We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.