Roof Cleaning in Singleton

Roof Cleaning Singleton offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Singleton and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a continual problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Singleton

Why have it cleaned?

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A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within 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 fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Could I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Singleton

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying 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 killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your 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 change over time.

Below are a few of the areas we cover

We cover most of Kent and all nearby places including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example 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, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.