Roof Cleaning in Upper Halling

Roof Cleaning Upper Halling provides a full roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Upper Halling and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris may be very difficult for the majority of householders and may become a continual cause for annoyance.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Upper Halling

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Upper Halling

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Can I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Upper Halling

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right 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 needless risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Upper Halling

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using 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 – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating 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 change over time.

Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover the majority of Kent including all local places including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.