Roof Cleaning Twydall provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Twydall and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae may be challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a major source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice 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 years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover most of Kent and all local places including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.