Roof Cleaning St Peter’s offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in St Peter’s and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning is a speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss can be challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a major problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned 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. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By 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 approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising 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 targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once 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 impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine 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 purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover most of Kent as well as all surrounding areas including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.