Roof Cleaning in Sholden

Roof Cleaning Sholden offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Sholden and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has grown there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many householders and may become a continual cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sholden

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Sholden

A large accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Could I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sholden

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Sholden

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in 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 scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.