Roof Cleaning in Westgate-on-Sea

Roof Cleaning Westgate-on-Sea offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Westgate-on-Sea and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is usually quite difficult for most householders and may become a source of issues.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Westgate-on-Sea

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Westgate-on-Sea

A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Can I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Westgate-on-Sea

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Westgate-on-Sea

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Below are some of the places we cover

We cover the majority of Kent including all surrounding areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • 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 injury to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.