Roof Cleaning in St Margaret’s at Cliffe

Roof Cleaning St Margaret’s at Cliffe provides a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in St Margaret’s at Cliffe and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a simple way of improving the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of householders and can become a annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in St Margaret's at Cliffe

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning St Margaret's at Cliffe

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing 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 brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in St Margaret's at Cliffe

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many 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, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning St Margaret's at Cliffe

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb 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 are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the areas we cover

We cover the majority of Kent and all surrounding places including:

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.