Wigan Roof Cleaning Company - Roof Moss Removal Service

Wigan Roof Cleaners

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The cost of cleaning roofs in Wigan 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 roofs in Wigan

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 of your house in Wigan. Local Roof Cleaning Service. Email us at admin@local-guttercleaner.co.uk  Roof Cleaning Manchester

We spray a biocide on your Wigan 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.

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How long will the cleaning of my Wigan roof take?

This depends on how large an area your roof is in Wigan, 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 Wigan 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 in Wigan? 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.

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I guess thats one of your main questions how much does roof cleaning cost in Wigan? 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? 

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Is roof cleaning necessary?

For many reasons, roof cleaning is necessary. Firstly, if a person wants their roof to look like new, or improve the overall appearance of their property, then roof cleaning is the alternative to roof replacement. Many people have their roofs cleaned to remove dirt and organic growth and to return the tiles of the roof back to their original colour.

Having your roof cleaned can mean less gutter cleaning as moss and other debris from roofs often clogs up gutters. If you are tired of sweeping moss from your patio or driveway, roof cleaning could easily solve that issue.

On top of that, roof cleaning has other benefits that many do not know about. Deep cleaning your roof with pressure washers and chemicals will remove mould and mildew. It has also been said that high amounts of moss can add unnecessary weight to your roof. This can be increased in colder months when the water that moss holds freezes. 

If you want to improve both the look and possibly even value of your property, roof cleaning is the way to go.

How much does it cost to clean a standard roof on a semi-detached house?

When it comes to pricing a semi-detached roof to be cleaned, a few things must be taken into consideration. Firstly, the condition of the roof. How old is it? What kind of tiles does it have? The answers to these questions will decide the price. If all is well, and accessibility is available, you will be looking at from £600-£1200.

How much does roof cleaning usually cost?

How much does roof cleaning cost? See our Google Earth roof measuring tool method to measure your roof and calculate an approximate roof cleaning quote.

Depending on size, height, style, and position of your roof, you are looking at somewhere from £500-£1500. Different companies use different cleaning methods, so price will vary from company to company. Depending on what methods they use however, you may not always get the best results. Make sure to use a company with consistently good results. Make sure that they have effective roof cleaning equipment along with a well-reviewed google business rating. 

If you simply want moss and dirt removed from your roof, prices will be lowered. Removing such debris simply consists of scraping off the moss and washing down the roof.

If you want your roof to be scraped and returned to its original colour, then chemicals will normally have to be used. 

Bleach based chemicals are usually applied by most roof cleaning companies. These chemicals must be safely handled, and the contractors must be aware of the roof’s surroundings, such as landscaping, cars, and other obstacles.

Roof cleaning biocide chemicals will increase the price of the clean, but they will also quickly and efficiently clean your roof, making it look new. The chemicals will also prevent future stains and dirt, and each time it rains, the chemicals will be activated, cleaning the roof, and also stopping moss, algae, and lichen spores from settling on it. 

Softwashing techniques are also used when it comes to roof cleaning. Being careful to not use too much pressure, you can safely remove stains and dirt in little time.

So to review, simply clearing away moss and dirt equals lower prices. Clearing, softwashing, and using chemicals will result in a higher price. 

If your roof is precarious to reach, scaffolding may have to be put up, or at least some other method to safely reach your roof. This may mean extra costs. 

If your roof is relatively easy to reach, such as with bungalows, ladders can safely be used to do the job.

It must also be taken into consideration that older roofs are usually more vulnerable and require more gentle roof cleaning methods. Older roof tiles are more fragile. Using the wrong roof cleaning techniques and biocides will result in more harm than good.

Gutters usually get full whilst roofs are cleaned. Many roof cleaning companies will gladly clean out your gutters when the roof cleaning job is complete.

What is softwash or low-pressure roof cleaning?

Softwash cleaning is roof cleaning but without the use of pressure washing.

Low-pressure washing is the process of effectively cleaning a roof, but using a lower pressure than jet washing or high-pressure washing.

If you are concerned about contractors walking on your roof tiles, fear not. Lances are used to reach areas from the safety of a ladder or scaffolding. 

Softwashing/low pressure washing a roof usually goes hand in hand with chemicals. Bleach-based or biocide, these chemicals will kill living pathogens (moss/algae/fungi).

Frequent roof cleaning questions and concerns

Many customers often worry about possible roof cleaning issues that may arise. For instance, the most commonly asked questions are “what are the risks?” “Is it safe to clean my roof?” “What are the common problems of cleaning a roof?” 

 

Many problems start when an inexperienced person attempts to clean a roof. Using pressure washing and jet washing, many actually can do a great deal of damage to a roof. 

Roofs should be thoroughly inspected before cleaning commences. 

 

Another key factor to think about is cleaning a damaged roof. A roof with tiles missing being cleaned will result in water seeping in through and causing water damage to the property. 

 

Jet washing the wrong kind of roof tiles (such as tiles with a concrete type face or a gritty, sandy upper layer) can completely destroy its protective coating. This can affect the entire appearance of the roof, resulting in a yellow/pale colour. It leaves the roof vulnerable to weather and elements and may even mean having to get the entire roof replaced.

 

Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you choose the right roof cleaning company. One that has years of experience, fully equipped, knows the right methods for different types of roofs, and has a good reputation. Paying less for a botched job simply means paying out far more in the future if damage is incurred. 

 

You can easily request before cleaning and after cleaning pictures of your roof. The roof cleaner must inspect your roof before working and alert you of any damage or repairs that need to be addressed before cleaning.