Roof Cleaning in Wateringbury

Roof Cleaning Wateringbury provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Wateringbury and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually challenging for most homeowners and can become a continual cause for annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Wateringbury

Why have it cleaned?

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A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between 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 brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Could I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Wateringbury

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to 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 heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are 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 disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged 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 after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local places we cover

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

A few factors to think about.

We have already considered some other things to consider 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 currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.