Roof Cleaning in St Mary in the Marsh

Roof Cleaning St Mary in the Marsh offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in St Mary in the Marsh and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss is often challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a constant source of problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in St Mary in the Marsh

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning St Mary in the Marsh

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’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 service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

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

Couldn’t I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in St Mary in the Marsh

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Also, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning St Mary in the Marsh

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

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

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

What is the process?

We will inspect the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating 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 most of Kent and all local areas including:

A few factors to think about.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. 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 – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.