Roof Cleaning in Wye

Roof Cleaning Wye provides a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Wye and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually very difficult for many homeowners and can become a major annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Wye

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Wye

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful 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. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Wye

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Wye

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover most of Kent and all surrounding places including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

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