Roof Cleaning in Staplehurst

Roof Cleaning Staplehurst provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Staplehurst and surrounding areas in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss can be quite difficult for many householders and can become a major source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Staplehurst

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Staplehurst

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Could I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Staplehurst

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Staplehurst

It is recommended that you 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. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover most of Kent and all surrounding towns including:

A few factors to think about.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.