Roof Cleaning Stanhope offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Stanhope and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is often very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a continual issues.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Should I do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We cover the majority of Kent and all nearby places including:
A few things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.