Roof Cleaning Wingham offers a full roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Wingham and surrounding towns and villages in Kent. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss can be quite difficult for many homeowners and can become a continual source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean 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 like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but 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 aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any 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 roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another 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 gaps in the tiles killing off 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 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 many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover the majority of Kent and all surrounding places including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.