Roof Cleaning in Sibertswold

Roof Cleaning Sibertswold offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Sibertswold and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss may be quite difficult for most owners and becomes a source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sibertswold

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Sibertswold

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?

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

Can I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sibertswold

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

Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Sibertswold

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the local areas we cover

We cover most of Kent and all surrounding areas including:

A few factors to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house 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.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.