Roof Cleaning Oxford
Roof Cleaning is a great way of improving the look of your house. So, if you have roof tiles or slates that are covered in moss, algae or lichen it can detract from the look of the property. Our Roof Cleaning service in Oxford will completely remove all of the dirt, grime, moss, algae and stains.
Whether you have slates or tiles we have the expertise and experience to restore the roof back to the original colour. By removing moss off the roof along with other contaminants it can aid to the longevity of a roof. That’s because moss and lichen and algae can secrete acid that can over time erode away slates and tiles.
Therefor, most people decide to employ a specialist roof cleaning company to clean and restore the original look of the roof because of aesthetics. Above all restoring the colour of roof tiles or slates along with removing all of the dirt and stains can make a huge improvement to how a house looks.
Is roof cleaning necessary, does it matter if it is done or not? By removing moss from a roof along with other debris such as algae and lichen it will allow the roof to function properly. As a result rain water will be able to run off the roof into the gutters through to the downspouts and away from the building.
For instance, when moss builds up on a roof it does 3 things;
- It acts like a sponge and retains water
- When moss grows in between tiles & soaks up water then freezes, it will expand causing cracks in tiles
- Moss hinders rain water flowing freely off the roof
As a roof cleaner for moss we have developed a few different methods to demos a roof safely and effectively. One of the methods is by pressure washing a roof using a high pressure water jet to blast away and completely clear all moss and debris off the roof. The other method we use is by soft washing roof tiles and slates using a special chemical solution. This is because Soft wash solution kills and cleans away moss, algae, lichen and all dirt and stains the same as with a pressure washer.
UpClean provide both of these kinds of Roof Cleaning Services for Oxford. Therefor we can decide which version to use depending greatly on the state and condition of the roof slates/tiles. For instance with more fragile roofs we will opt for softwashing.
Restore the Look of Your Roof
Our Cleaning Process will transform the look of an old and dirty looking roof into one that looks like new. By removing the dirt and grime and restoring the original colour and look of the tiles or slates.
Prevent Damage & Water Ingress
Having a build up of moss on a roof can in time cause damage and even allow water to penetrate the roof through cracks. By removing moss from a roof will help to prevent future damage.
After the roof has been cleaned it is then given a biocide treatment to help prevent the regrowth of moss, lichen and algae. This all helps with roof protection & in lengthening the life of your roof
Soft Wash Roof Cleaning
Soft washing a roof is a type of roof cleaning that uses a ‘wet & forget’ kind of approach. A special balance of chemicals using sodium hypo-chloride as its main one to kill off moss, algae, lichen and all contaminants. The affect is amazing, without having to use a more robust pressure washing method. The best results are usually visible after a few weeks. This is because the chemicals have had longer to work on the surface of the roof to completely restore the original colour and look of the roof.
It is an ideal way of cleaning and restoring older roofs and certainly the way to go when cleaning more fragile roofs. After the soft wash solution has been used and rinsed off, we then apply a biocide over the whole surface of the roof covering all tiles or slates. We spray the roof with a biocide treatment in order to prevent regrowth of lichen and algae. As a result of doing this we ensure the roof cleaning we carry out lasts many years before it needs cleaning again.
How Much Should Roof Cleaning Cost?
Roof Cleaning Price
- Moss Removal
- Lichen & Algae Removal
- Complete Restoration of Colour
- Biocide Treatment
Pressure Washing Roof Tiles
Pressure washing a roof in order to clean it is an environmentally safe way to go. It is a much more natural method to use since all that is being used to remove moss, algae, lichen and stains is water.
Roof cleaning by a professional company using a pressure washer produces truly amazing results. However, it is important to note that it does need to be carried out by an experienced and fully trained specialist rather than someone giving it a go.
As well as being ideal for patios it is a great way to remove build-up of algae, moss and lichen from roof tiles whilst restoring them back to their original colour. One benefit is that it doesn’t require any chemicals. Apart from the post wash treatment of biocide to prevent the regrowth of moss, lichen and algae, it is chemical free. The difference from before to after we have cleaned the roof is like night and day, it is absolutely amazing.
Before we begin any Roof Cleaning in Oxford we carry out a full survey and inspect the roof s suitability to being washed with the high powered pressure washer. As a result, any that are not looking in the best condition would be cleaned using the soft wash method instead.
UpClean Roof Cleaners Oxford – What to Expect from our Service
At UpClean we know how to remove moss from roof tiles safely. We are always looking to provide a great service & a fantastic finish for our customers. Because roof cleaning is one of our main services for domestic homes and we know that when dealing with domestic customers we need to be as thoughtful as possible when we are on your property. Here’s what to expect:
Before starting any work we will carry out a full survey of the roof condition. We will take pictures for the before and after comparison.
When arriving we will greet you showing a copy of our insurance, proving that we are fully covered in the event any accident.
We will advise you on the amount of time it should take to complete and run through our procedures.
Ground sheeting is laid over any vulnerable plants (if applying soft wash solution).
Down Spouts are temporarily blocked to prevent the runoff blocking the drains
First Stage - Roof Cleaning
This is where we remove lichen from the roof, remove moss and roof algae removal all happens together.
Second Stage - Biocide Treatment
Once roof washing has been completed, we then spray the whole roof with a powerful biocide treatment. This is to prevent regrowth of any algae or moss etc.
Third Stage - Clean up
The entire area is then cleaned up, including the gutters, and waste material is either composted or taken away.
Finally, pictures are taken of the finished results. Finally the customer signs off the job only when completely happy with the results.