Roof Cleaning in Whitfield

Roof Cleaning Whitfield offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Whitfield and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy way to improve the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many householders and becomes a major cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Whitfield

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Whitfield

A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big problems 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 grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Whitfield

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best 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 at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways 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 kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover

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

Some things to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.