Roof Cleaning in Sissinghurst

Roof Cleaning Sissinghurst provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Sissinghurst and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is usually quite difficult for most owners and may become a constant cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sissinghurst

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Sissinghurst

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly 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. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent 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 nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sissinghurst

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver 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 Sissinghurst

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.

Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We cover most of Kent and all surrounding places including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

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