Essex Roof Cleaners
The cost of cleaning roofs in Essex has dropped because of the latest methods make it more affordable and more people are choosing to have theirs cleaned.
- Removing moss reduces weight and prolongs the life of the roof
- Biocide treatment stops moss returning for a few years
- New technology allows for your roof to be cleaned safely
- Never allow a contractor to use a jet wash on your roof as it will remove the skin from the roof tile.
How we remove the moss from the roof
We have a roof scraper that was designed and manufactured by a roof cleaning professional, we have different scrapers for different shaped roof tiles, attached to a telescopic pole.
We drag all the moss down towards the gutter line and then bag it all up and remove. We make sure that the down pipes are closed so the moss and debris cannot block them up. Text your full address to 07791465052 or use Whatsapp as you can send us pictures from every elevation. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Biocide Roof Treatment for Roofs
We spray a biocide on the moss free roof and it immediately goes to work, killing all the spores, lichen, and any other organic growth on your roof, we do not rinse the solution as it will continue to work for many months. We also offer another treatment that will make your roof look like new, ask us when we come to provide a free no obligation quote.
How long will the cleaning of my roof take?
This depends on how large an area your roof is, how much moss has accumulated over the years, and what the acces is like, but generally it will take 1-3 days on average. We always make sure we leave the site clean and tidy and that you the customer are satisfied with our services.
Why do you need to keep your roof clean? The mold, mildew, algae. Lichen and moss need to be removed from your roof. Metal roofs can develop oxidation which also be removed. By cleaning your roof, you prolong its life and function. Often it can be the north and west sides of your roof that get less sun and heat, the shady sides causing soot, biomass and dirt build up this then affects the amount of heat the house or building absorbs.
What is the best method to clean my roof? A nice clean and efficient roof can be achieved using Sodium Percarbonate or bleach solution. Or other commercial cleaning products that maybe available on the market. Authorities like the national federation of roofing contractors NFRC or the ARMA in the US recommends using a 50/50 solution of Sodium Hypochlorite at 12.5% this is chiefly used as a swimming pool cleaner which can be purchased at certain farm outlets or even on buy sodium hypochlorite on Amazon. Mix it half and half with water, use your discretion of course and consult an expert if you chose to clean your own roof in this way. Heard of Zinc Sulphate? Research this and look at Zinc strips being installed at the peak of your roof to reduce regrowth.
What tools do I need to clean my roof? Why not purchase an electric roof sprayer that is normally used to spray crops, they will have a hardy pump that can tolerate bleach, this will kill any organic growth build up on your roof, like algae, bacteria, fungus, moss, mildew and so on. This method is called soft washing as opposed to using a high powered jet washer or pressure washer. Any pump with more than 100 psi can be harmful to the tiles. Different tips that attach to the low pressure lance can be used to reach the peak of your roof safely without having to climb up onto the roof, and another spray tip which produces a fan effect for the lower levels, and of course a good water source to rinse off the Sodium Hypochlorite mix.
I guess thats one of your main questions how much does roof cleaning cost? Obviously the price will depend on how many square metres need to be carefully scraped and then treated with a biocide or bleach. Detached, semi detached or terraced? What area in the UK are you located/ 1, 2 or 3 floors? What is the pitch like? Good access all round, or not? will the operative need a cherry picker? Here is a well written price guide to answer the question how much does roof cleaning cost?