Roof Cleaning Teynham offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Teynham and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning is a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and debris may be challenging for most homeowners and becomes a source of issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled 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’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward 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 clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – 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 once 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 roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover most of Kent including all local towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.