Roof Cleaning in Yalding

Roof Cleaning Yalding offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Yalding and surrounding areas in Kent. Roof cleaning can be a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss can be challenging for the majority of householders and can become a source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Yalding

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Yalding

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing 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 brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Yalding

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, lots of people would expect roof cleaning requires 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 disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Yalding

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – 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 the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once 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 any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local areas we cover

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

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of the 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 involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.