Roof Cleaning in Willington

Roof Cleaning Willington offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Willington and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned is a simple way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae is often challenging for the majority of owners and becomes a source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Willington

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Willington

A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Can I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Willington

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot 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 in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and attention 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 pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Willington

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 using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

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

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

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

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.