Roof Cleaning in Wouldham

Roof Cleaning Wouldham offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Wouldham and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a quick improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss and more that has accumulated up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is often very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a constant cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Wouldham

Why do it?

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Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost 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 consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Wouldham

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Also, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the 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 simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

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.

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 killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 by adding an application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the nearby places we cover

We can cover most of Kent and all local areas including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.