Roof Cleaning in Woodchurch

Roof Cleaning Woodchurch offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Woodchurch and surrounding areas in Kent. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is often very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a major source of annoyance.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Woodchurch

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Woodchurch

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to see and gradually 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 observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

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

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Woodchurch

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

Also, many would expect 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. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Woodchurch

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after 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 any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your 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 dislodge the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

Here are some of the areas we cover

We cover most of Kent including all surrounding towns including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

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