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Is your roof covered in Moss, Lichen, Algae, dirt and Grime?
If you are asking yourself like many other homeowners, What can I do to counter attack the problem, and get my roof back to it’s finer glory.
Is there a solution?
First i would like to educate you about the reason why roofs in a lot of areas have a thriving infestation of these organic matters in the UK these days. It is mainly due to different weather conditions and changing climates, plus, believe it or not, less pollution than previous years.
As climate changes have kicked in over the years, we are now experiencing hotter summer months twinned with warmer damp winters, these damp humid conditions are a perfect breeding ground for moss, lichen, algae and weeds to thrive in this environment.
Roof Moss Problems
Some of organic vegetation brings new problems and concerns to our homes and roofs. Mainly the roots that penetrate the tiles and cement works on the ridges, valleys and hips, Over time the cement loosens and degrades. As your tiles are porous they can split due to the expansion of the penetrating root systems and continual ice and thaw through the winter months. Water ingress follows and can seriously damage the timbers and structure of our roofs. Left unattended for long periods of time, it can result in costly repairs.
When the moss is left and creates a moss carpet effect which is unsightly on your beautiful home, this soaked moss can increase the weight of the overall roof, giving extra stress to an already fragile roof surface.
Many of these problems can be avoided with a good professional roof cleaning and sealing programme. It will pay dividends in the future if you get the job completed by a fully insured tradesmen that do this kind of work day in and day out. All our staff are trained in roof cleaning and also health and safety. All our equipment is up to date and we only use state of the art machinery.
Are you looking for a Roof Cleaner in the Nottingham or surrounding area?
We offer a manual Roof cleaning solution as we know that a pressure washing option is too damaging to the tiles of your roof. After the initial clean we use a soft wash process followed by a biocidal fungal wash to kill all the spores and organic matter. This treatment is to prevent further re-growth of moss, lichen and algae
Soft wash Roof cleaning, our alternative to high pressure power cleaning washing
Our soft washing roof cleaning system eliminates the harsh cleaning by high pressure jets, as we feel this does more damage than good. Even tile manufacturers do not recommend this practice. Below is a list of reasons why.
Risks involved with high pressure Roof cleaning
Not recommended by Roof tile manufacturers
Disperses Moss spores and bacteria
Risk of leaks as guttering needs to be blocked
Roof Cleaning In the Nottingham Area
After the initial clean with our specially designed telescopic scrapers that reach all the contours of your roof tiles. We then apply our specially designed roof washing biocidal fungal wash blended compound, and let the liquid soak into your tiles, this will kill all the remaining spores, roots and bacteria, including lichen and the Gloeocapsa magma algae.
We are very confident in our deep cleaning roof restoring system, and so are the many clients that we have used this process and given them back a secure clean roof for years to come.
Please contact us for a free no obligation quotation on:
0115 824 9842
We offer you 3 solutions to combat the removal of moss, lichen and algae from your roof.
All depends on your budget. We can offer you a cost effective option tailored to your needs.
1) Roof Moss Removal Only
This option is just for the removing the moss from the surface of your roof. A good choice if money is tight, but not the best long term solution as the moss roots and spores that ingress into the tiles will still be alive and return quite quickly.
Maybe a good option short term if you are selling the property in question, as you could further the kerb appeal to your potential buyers and add value. All moss cleaned and removed, ready for sale. If you have a driveway or patio that needs cleaning too, we offer that service also.
2) Removal of moss plus the Soft wash Biocidal fungal wash treatment
This option involves complete removal of the moss on your roof as above, this is followed by a soft wash biocidal fungal wash treatment. Your roof is totally soaked using our motor driven specialist equipment. Every moss spore and biological growth element that is present on your roof will be eliminated.
3) Removal of moss + Soft wash Biocidal Fungal Treatment + Roof Sealer
This is a premium service that we offer our clients and the best long term option if you are staying in your property for the foreseeable future.
As this is our premium option you get all three stages of the service to protect your roof from further re-growth and re-infestation.
All the moss removed from your roof tiles.
Biocidal roof wash treatment to kill all roots and spores
Roof sealed to further protect your tiles from the return of moss, lichen and algae.
Other benefits from the roof sealer include.
Makes tiles less water resistant which slows down, dirt mildew and the return of organic growth
Elimination of damp penetration into the tiles
Stops heat escaping from the roof surface
Lets moisture out but not in again
Roof cleaning cost
It can be difficult to give a straightforward answer on how much it costs for roof cleaning in Nottingham, as there's no one size fits all. The cost depends largely upon the ease of access and amount moss you have on your property; this is why we always recommend carrying out an expert survey from our team before any work begins. We can also provide a price for roof moss removal by viewing your property online if available, or you are welcome to send us images of the roof to be cleaned by email or WhatsAp, but don't hesitate in calling us anytime if you want to ask us anything else about how much does roof cleaning cost.
If you have been searching for roof cleaners near me and looking for a ball park figure on roof cleaning costs, here is an idea,
The cost will be determined by size, access, and the types of roof tiles that you have.
We offer this Roof cleaning and treating service around the Nottingham and Derby areas. Moss lichen and algae can create expensive roofing repairs and problems if not dealt with accordingly. We can safely remove these unsightly elements from your roof before they cause roof tiles to split due to penetration from their roots and freezing over the winter months.
As your tiles are porous they offer a perfect breeding ground for Moss, lichen and algae. Once removed we can treat the roof with a biocidal fungal wash that will protect your roof from further re-growth.
It is advisable to get the biocide treatment every 5 years as a preventive measure to kill any new spores to prevent any re-growth and keep your roof in top condition. It all depend on the are where your house is situated, if you are surrounded by trees in a rural area this time could be reduced to around 3 years per treatment. Some unscrupulous companies will offer you a 10 year guarantee on re-growth for your roof, but i assure you these far fetched promises do not pan out in reality.
To be honest and fair it is very difficult to give you a price over the phone as there are many factors to take into consideration like the following.
The age of the roof and how heavily laden with moss, lichen, algae and dirt, has built up over time?
What type of roof that you have on your home and the tiles and material they are made from, clay, concrete, slate?
Does the roof need any repairs or maintenance work to be completed after the initial clean?
Does the roof have difficult areas to access and clean?
This is why we cannot price your roof over the phone.
We offer a free survey and quotation and very competitive prices. Our work is Guaranteed and you can rest in the knowledge we are fully insured.
Key Benefits from Roof cleaning
Does cleaning your roof damage it?
Our Soft washing roof cleaning method and approach is a safe and delicate cleaning method that first involves the manual removal of moss, algae and bacteria using our special contoured scrapers. This is followed by our specially mixed chemicals to slowly disintegrate and remove all the pollutants and dirt which can protect your roof, for anything up to 5 – 10 years (depending on certain environmental factors etc)
Can I clean my own roof
You can, but I would not advise it? We are trained to work at heights and from various platforms. Roof cleaning is a skillset like any other job that involves working from dangerous heights. I have seen too many accidents where people have tried to clean their house roofs and ended up in hospital. PLEASE don't let that be you!
How often should a tile roof be cleaned?
This can heavily depend on where your home is situated. If you live in a rural area surrounded by trees, foliage and organic growth then you would most likely need your roof cleaning more often than say a house roof in a urban environment, where there are more pollutants in the air and less trees and plant life. We have found that homes in urban areas that have trees adjacent to the roofs, will be more prone to moss, lichen and algae build up.
Does moss cause damage to my roof?
Moss is not just a lovely green organic covering, but it also consumes and retains water. This can be problematic for roofs because moss acts as an organic sponge that will suck up moisture from the atmosphere - even if you don't have any on your roof tiles yet! Without treatment, moss could cause major damage to UK concrete roof tiles by breaking down their surface slowly over time and eventually leaving them weakened enough that they'll need replacing sooner than expected. Moss also has another way of attacking gutters that would really tax homeowners' patience, by this I mean clogging them up with constant moss falling from your roof and blocking your downpipes, gutters, and drains. All in all, moss is a nuisance to the homeowner and can work out costly if not eradicated and removed promptly.
What time of year is best to remove moss from roof?
If you start to see moss falling into your gutters on a regular basis, or it is obvious from ground level and starting to forma carpet on your roof tiles, then it is clear that there has been a build-up of moss on your roof, now is the time to make sure it gets taken care of. Before long and before you know what's happened the problem will get out of control quickly becoming an even bigger job and headache than originally thought. The summer months are when weather conditions are usually dryer which makes for better work in these types of situations, so do not wait until winter comes around because this type of task can be very dangerous during wet times with windy and icy conditions making them more difficult to complete and hard work, meaning they need to get done as soon as possible! and by a professional roof cleaning company like ours.
I have moss and algae on my conservatory roof, can you remove?
When your conservatory roof that has been neglected for a long period of time, the irreversible damage can include discolouration of your UPVC and corrosion to the metalwork frame. But by using a soft brush in combination with our soft wash products and method of cleaning, we can usually remove all the embedded dirt and grime and heavy staining, even those caused by moss, algae, lichen and mould. Book our conservatory roof cleaning service today, so you and your family can start to enjoy your lovely garden room in pristine condition once again.
Phone: 0115 824 9842
To get a quote on this fantastic local service in your area
Our working methods are health and safety conscious as we work from our own scaffolding towers and use roof ladders to keep contact with the roof to a minimum.
Avoiding rogue traders
Unfortunately in this line of work there are many rogue tradesmen that will part you from your hard earned money. Posing as legit roof cleaners their work will be sub par to what a professional roof cleaner can do. Please be careful when accepting a cheap price from one of these so called companies, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. A decision to get the work done by one of these unscrupulous cowboys could cost you dearly in the long run, and you have no comebacks if they are uninsured or do a runner. The damage they may cause can run into thousands of pounds and leave your roof open to the elements until repaired.
Soft washing as Opposed to Pressure washing roof surface.
Roof cleaning can be completed by both methods, but i assure you there is only one that is non-damaging and safe for your tiles and property. Please read the reasons below before making a decision on the roof clean method that you choose.
Pressure Washing Roof Cleaning - WARNING!!!
Tiles that are cleaned by this method will expose the tiles to the elements as it strips and damages the surface of the tiles, they will age more speedily as no protective coating will be there to protect the tile. Also this newly exposed surface will be the perfect breeding ground for moss, algae and lichen to re-grow, which is probably the reason that you wanted it cleaned in the first place. It is our professional view and if you ask any tile manufacturers, that this method is not the correct way forward in cleaning your roof.
Soft Washing Roof Cleaning - CORRECT
After our manual roof scraping we will only use low pressure equipment to pump our specially designed eco-friendly chemicals over the whole surface of your roof. This formula reacts and kills all unwanted organic matter that is left and prevents further re-growth. Now you will have a roof that is clean, disinfected, and tiles that will stay clean longer with no damage. This method is 100% safe and secure for your property or building.
We are fully insured, trained roofers, guarantee our work and will not leave until you are 100% satisfied with the job. Thank you
If you would like your conservatory roof cleaned or a moss removal service please go over to our conservatory cleaning page for more in depth information. Click here
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For a Free Quote or Friendly advice
Our Roof cleaning and moss removal Service is offered all around the Nottingham, Derby and all surrounding areas.
Here are a few towns and villages that we have completed work in the past and will be happy to quote you for a roof cleaning job in the future.
Arnold, Awsworth, Alexandra park, Beeston, Breaston, Bramcote, Bestwood, Barton, Carlton, Cotgrave, Chilwell, Derby, Eastwood, Hucknall, Ilkeston, Kirkby in Ashfield, Long Eaton, Little Eaton, Mansfield, Mapperley, Nottingham, Risley, Radcliffe on trent, Ripley, Ravenshead, Rushcliffe, Sutton in Ashfield, Stapleford, The park, Toton, West bridgford, Woodthorpe and Lucknow drive, Wollaton, Burton Joyce, Edwalton, Berry Hill
Please feel free to give us a call for a price or helpful friendly advice.
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Other Work that we do includes:
Driveway Cleaning & Sealing
Conservatory Roof Cleaning
Wall and Render Cleaning
Solar Panel Cleaning
Moss, Lichen and Algae Removal
Soffit and Facia Cleaning
Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels
All Work Guaranteed and Completed in a professional Manner by fully trained Staff. Thank you