Roof Cleaning Norwich, Norfolk

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Usually roofs are the last part of the outside of the house that gets cleaned, patios, decks, drives, windows and walls are all meticulously cleaned because it is on the ground at eye level.

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Usually roofs are the last part of the outside of the house that gets cleaned, patios, decks, drives, windows and walls are all meticulously cleaned because it is on the ground at eye level. Householders perceive that cleaning roofs is very expensive, when realistically it is cost effective. A neglected roof can harbour many problems which will show in poor aesthetics and safety.

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We use highly trained roofers who are fully trained in pressure washing, utilising roof ladders, tower scaffolds and access platforms.

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Algae, moss and lichens are transported by the wind and through birds, especially if trees are close to the house. They all grow in moist areas, especially were slates and tiles overlap, look at a dirty roof and moss always grows on the edge of two slates or tiles (lower edge)

Moss and lichens in particular damage the roof by their roots burying into the surface to extract minerals, if this process is allowed to carry on for a long time it will degrade the surface and in the winter months during frost leave it open to frost shattering. Water seeps into the tile in the damaged surface and freezes, expanding and breaking the tile. The protection afforded by the tile diminishes and in extreme cases allows water ingress into the roof.

Moss when it is allowed to grow freely on a roof is like a sponge it absorbs moisture and increases it weight by the amount of water it holds. Pick up dry moss and then wet moss the weight difference is very noticeable. Multiply the extra weight over the roof area and it is easy to see that the roof is taking extra weight it was not designed for.

A mossy roof is an ideal feeding area for birds in the early morning. They dislodge and flick the moss when looking for insects the moss normally ends up on your drive, patio in fact anywhere. How many times do my householders say to me “we get moss on our drive every morning” were does it come from. Not to mention the moss, algae and debris (leaves) blocking gutters.

Cleaning of roofs require care and attention as some are strong and can withstand weight whilst other tiles snap like biscuits. We at Softwash Anglia use two proprietary methods. 1. Soft wash is a chemical clean, the process entails covering gutter down pipes to stop moss and debris falling down the gutter pipe. PRO 50 Biocide is applied by electric sprayer to cover the whole roof. This is a slow benign process that slowly kills off all the growths it can take months to fully achieve the required results.

Pressure washing is an excellent process when used on hard roof tiles for example concrete. The operator is highly trained and uses the jet at the correct distance to remove debris and growths; it is the quickest process to achieve fantastic results, the roof is washed clean and to further enhance the roof it is treated with a biocide to kill off all remaining spores and roots.

We use highly trained roofers who are fully trained in pressure washing, utilising roof ladders, tower scaffolds and access platforms.