Roof Cleaning Kent and Roof Moss Removal Kent
The climate across Kent varies throughout the year; from hot summers to warm wet winters and most roofs, like any part of a home, have a habit of getting dirty. Damp roof tiles are very susceptible to the growth of moss and algae which can cause damage to a roof if left over a long period. Furthermore, most homeowners do not have the equipment or the desire to attempt roof cleaning. We provide a professional roof cleaning and roof moss removal service throughout Kent.
If you are looking for a professional locally based roof cleaning and roof moss removal service anywhere in Kent call us on 0800 849 9498 for a FREE no obligation roof cleaning quotation. Our extensive database of registered Smartseal contractors covers the whole county from Dover, Ashford, Erith, Gravesend and Maidstone to Sevenoaks and Royal Tunbridge Wells and all other towns and villages located in Kent.
Can my roof tiles be painted?
Your home is highly likely to be the largest single investment you will ever make, so it certainly makes sense to try and protect its value. Furthermore, it follows that periodic general home maintenance is essential to keep a property in good condition. Roof coating or roof tile painting is just one area that can make a vast difference to the value of your home. If roof tiles are left too long without being looked after, they can detract from the look of a nice home.
Roof tiles are very susceptible to continuous weathering and because of this, become more and more porous over time. As a result, this creates the ideal conditions for the growth of moss and lichens on roof tiles. Roof tiles which may have looked great to start with can begin to look very tired and grubby. Most people just accept that their roof will look dirty and are not aware of the options to create a better-looking roof. Replacing a roof is not an option because of the expense and this is generally only done when a roof is damaged beyond repair.
Roof coating or roof tile painting as some people call it is a much cheaper and more cost-effective alternative than replacing a roof. Roof coating is also a much quicker solution as it will only take a couple of days.
Whether you have slate, clay or the more modern concrete roof tiles, all can be effectively cleaned, repaired and treated. Following acceptance of the FREE quote, all sensitive areas are covered to protect them from water and moss ingress and guttering systems disconnected to ensure heavy moss deposits are not left to block your guttering.
With a safe access system onto your roof, the roof cleaning can get underway with a top-down operation carried out by professional roof cleaning equipment, full consideration and care can be given to more aged roof tiles as the operative can reduce the flow rate and pressure.
Many roof structures in Folkstone, Canterbury and Dartford have extensive roof moss coverage and following the moss removal, then a full survey can be carried out to assess any areas that require additional attention.
Any cracked or broken tiles are replaced with locally sourced stock and any ridge tiles or hips that have suffered extensive mortar degradation are re-bedded. Any eroded mortar is also replaced to ensure the roof structure is watertight and sound.
Protect your roof with Climashield™ Clear Sealer
Climashield™ Clear Sealer with a 10 Year Guarantee will help to protect the roof tiles from deterioration. What's more, it is a cost-effective solution than the expensive replacement of a roof. Damp roof tiles also contribute to higher energy bills due to the transference of heat from inside to out. Due to the very high levels of water resistance, Climashield™ Roof Sealer provides protection against dirt and grime. Using advanced surface impregnation it seals porous surfaces without altering the natural appearance. What's more once sealed the tiles will be protected against harsh weather conditions.
With all the repairs completed an application of a fungicidal wash is applied to ensure all sub-surface spores are killed off. We then recommend the option to follow up the application of a clear or coloured roof coating to protect and enhance either clay or concrete roof tiles. If you have clay tiles then the clear impregnating solvent-free sealer is recommended to fully protect the tiles, whilst still enabling the tiles to maintain vapour permeability that is crucial to expelling moisture from the internal loft space. The self-cleaning attributes of the sealer will also assist in keeping the area moss and dirt free for years.
If you live in Canterbury, Maidstone, Dover, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne or elsewhere in Kent and would like a FREE no-obligation roof cleaning, roof moss removal, roof repairs and a roof coating quotation then call us on 0800 849 9498 or complete the enquiry form.