Roof Cleaning in Warden

Roof Cleaning Warden offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Warden and surrounding villages/towns in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss may be quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a constant problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Warden

Why should I do it?

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A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook 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, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time 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 lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward 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.

Could I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Warden

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure 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 can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. 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 having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

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

A few factors to think about.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.