Roof Cleaning in Sturry

Roof Cleaning Sturry provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Sturry and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae can be very difficult for most householders and can become a cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Sturry

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Sturry

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time 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 many reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?

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

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Sturry

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing 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 it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Sturry

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any 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 manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We cover most of Kent and all surrounding places including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.