Roof Cleaning Tunstall offer a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Tunstall and surrounding areas in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is often challenging for the majority of householders and may become a constant cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, 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 could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves 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 injury.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away 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’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you 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?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged 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. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We cover most of Kent and all local places including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house 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?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.