Roof Cleaning Woodnesborough offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Woodnesborough and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a quick way to improve the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and algae is often very difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a major annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
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 remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods 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 tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating 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 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 surrounding areas including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.