Roof Cleaning Speldhurst provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Speldhurst and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a continual issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, 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 beautiful house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
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 suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention 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 dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the nearby places we cover
We cover the majority of Kent and all local places including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.