Roof Cleaning in Sharnal Street

Roof Cleaning Sharnal Street offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Sharnal Street and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris can be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sharnal Street

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Sharnal Street

Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well 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 finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sharnal Street

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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 simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Sharnal Street

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove 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 flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start 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 improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

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

A few things to consider.

We have already hinted 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 the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.