Roof Cleaning in Snodland

Roof Cleaning Snodland provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Snodland and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a speedy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has grown there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris may be quite difficult for many owners and becomes a constant issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Snodland

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Snodland

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause big 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 organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice 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 years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Snodland

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Also, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Snodland

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect the roof attentively before commencing 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 clear out the growth. Then 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 progresses.

Below are some of the towns and villages we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that 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.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.