Roof Cleaning in Tenterden

Roof Cleaning Tenterden provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Tenterden and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is usually challenging for the majority of homeowners and can become a major source of problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Tenterden

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Tenterden

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Tenterden

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Also, many would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Tenterden

It is best to 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 your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but 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 after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Next we can start 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 change as time progresses.

Below are some of the places we cover

We cover the majority of Kent and all nearby towns including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present 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 injury to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.