If you are reading this at home now, step outside and look up at your roof, especially if it’s 20 years old or more.
What do you see? Moss? Lichen? Algae? Or does it just look tired and filthy dirty?
Now consider the area of your home that it covers, the job it has to do, all the while being exposed to the unpredictable natural elements that the weather in the UK throws at it!
No wonder it looks tired!
For most of us, so long as the guttering and down-pipes are free of debris and the rainwater runs off efficiently, everything roof-wise is deemed to be OK.
However, should parts of your roof be covered in moss, this moss will hold water during the winter period and overtime during the freeze/thaw cycle, your roof tiles will expand and contract, which can and does lead to concrete roof-tiles cracking and splitting – clay tiles will delaminate.
You might be able to spot cracks in a driveway or an exterior wall quite easily, but your roof?
Roofs are no different from any other external surface that protects your home from the elements and they also need protection from the elements if they are to do their job properly.
Having a roof that is properly cleaned and sealed is going to ensure the longevity of your roof by eliminating moss, lichen, dirt and algae.
Overtime, if left unchecked, these organisms can cause problems in the long term. Roof moss in particular can eventually build up, drop down into your gutters and down-pipes which can then lead to water migrating into your home resulting in damp problems.
You also may have noticed if you’ve been cleaning the debris from your guttering that there’s also a sediment in them.
This is roof-tile erosion. Our protective and permeable roof coatings, re-stabilise your concrete roof-tile, providing them with long-term protection from the elements.
5 Stages of Roof Cleaning & Coating
You know what makes us stand out from our young competitors in the UK, apart from more than 25 years experience? We are meticulous and we follow a five-stage process in cleaning, restoring and protecting your roof!
Just cleaning a roof is ok, it will certainly look a lot better.
But for long term protection and to avoid the expense of cleaning your roof every 3-5 years, you should consider having the roof tiles treated with clear or colour pigmented protective coatings.
“A roof restoration carried out by us is probably, above everything else, the single most important home improvement that you will ever have done. The practicalities of it are enormous and the aesthetics are astonishing.”
Moss, weeds, algae, and lichen have harmful effects on residential and commercial building’s roofs, patios, external walls, driveways and walkways.
Exterior substrates are always exposed to natural elements like UV rays, rain, frost and snow. This can’t be avoided; a professional restoration by industry specialists using “fit for purpose products” will protect you from costly and unexpected repairs as well as damage to your property.
Moss and algae grow quickly on wet roofs and can directly or indirectly cause damage to your roof tiles.
Moss and algae tend to expose buildings’ roofs to water and make it absorb more water with it.
During the winter period there is a freeze/thaw cycle, the moss present on your roof tiles keeps expanding as it absorbs more water from rain or snow. This can result in cracking and splitting of concrete roof tiles.
Roofs really help in protecting your home or commercial building from elements and substances that can cause damage to it.
Any slight sight of moss on your house or commercial building’s roof needs to be eradicated.
Unless you are a professional roof cleaner in UK yourself, you should never try roof cleaning as a do-it-yourself chore.
Falls from height account for 28% of all worker deaths in the UK and these are experienced professionals.
DIY roof cleaning in the UK can be a lot dangerous with a slippery roof and using cleaning equipment for the first time.
No matter how confident you are in your skills, it is still best to entrust this important job to professional roof cleaners.
There are a lot of factors to consider before you can determine the cost of roof cleaning in UK.
Access and safety equipment required?
The top factor to consider is the condition and size of your roof. If you roof has accumulated a huge buildup of dirt and moss, then how long will it take to remove it and make minor repairs?
Another factor is the material of your roof tiles as some tiles are a lot more difficult to clean.
Also your service team will take into account if your roof needs to be power washed or manually cleaned with scrapers.
The best way to get the actual cost of roof cleaning for your property is to get a free quotation from a roof and driveway cleaning company in the UK.
More Cleaning & Sealing Applications for Your Home.
Countless times we were asked by our customers if we could make their faded and tired looking walls, patios and driveways look as good as their roof! After a lot of research into surface protection for trafficable areas, we added this service to our portfolio, as well as a lot of specialist equipment!
Exterior Wall Coating
This is an exterior coating system – not a paint job
Treat your exterior walls to an hydrophobic (breathable), resin-based coating (clear or colour pigmented) and forget about having to paint them again for at least 20 years – and that’s guaranteed.
Before this extremely durable, damp and mould resistant coating is applied – your walls are thoroughly checked for defects. These might include cracks of course as well as “hollow render”. They are expertly repaired.
Power washing follows and then a powerful but environmentally friendly biocide is spray applied.
Preparation is key and certain substrates will then have a cement primer applied to their surface.The primer works as a bonding agent between the concrete and the coatings, creating a mechanical adhesion between both surfaces. The primer soaks into the cement, protecting it from damage over time.
Irrespective of their construction, all wall types will then get a primer coat applied.
Finally the coatings are spray applied in the colour of your choice in either a smooth, fine, medium or coarse textured finish.
Our bespoke coatings are loaded with high quality pigments and together with the binders and solvents, will keep your home looking good for decades.They are formulated to stop degradation caused by the elements and will prevent cracks, flaky paint, damp penetration and mould. Our exterior wall coating system will protect your home from the harsh and unpredictable elements that our weather in the UK throws at us!
Our teams are supplied with all the materials they need to carry out the professional restoration of any imprinted concrete surface. Cleaning, sealing and restoring the original colour.
Any cracks that need repairing are filled in with a crack repair compound.
This is a cement and mortar mix with a colour hardener to ensure any large crack in the surface of imprinted concrete is filled and less visible than before.
Our imprinted concrete sealer comes in three finishes; gloss, silk and matt.
If required, we can also mix an anti-slip additive in with the concrete sealer to make the surface less slippery once sealed.
You can discuss any preferred ‘finish’ with one of our surveyors.
“With the exception of Imprinted concrete, block paving is the most popular choice in the UK as a surface for driveways, patios and paths.The commercial sector use it extensively as well.”
Patio Cleaning & Sealing:
Block Paving Cleaning & Sealing
Driveway Cleaning & Sealing
- We apply a pre-treatment which enables our specialist cleaning machines to effortlessly remove the dirt, grime, tyre marks and other detritus that has built up over time.
- The remaining muck and weeds that sit in the joints are removed manually with the correct tools.
- We come back after a few days now that the treated area is thoroughly dry. If you have asked us to re-colour your block paving then we will apply the coating either by roller or airless spray equipment. This will impregnate the surface of the blocks. Not too dissimilar to our wall-coating products with its high content of liquid pigments, combined with high quality acrylic resins, it will seal and protect your paviers..
- Kiln-dried sand is swept liberally over the blocks, ensuring joints are filled to the top, taking care that there isn’t any sand left on the surface.
- Once dry a second coat of clear protective sealer is applied either by a sprayer or roller. This additional surface coating will not only protect the blocks for longer, but will also set the kiln dried sand in the joints rock solid, which will provide your patio or driveway with extra strength and stability, and at the same time, helping to reduce future maintenance and providing protection from weeds.
Because of your home’s “new appearance,” be it a fully restored roof, driveway, wall or patio, we very often gain additional work within the local neighbourhood whilst we are working.
This saves us considerable marketing costs and therefore we are more than happy to discount the first job in a road!
Our 25% Discount If You Are Our First Job In Your Road – applies to the entire range of our services – your external walls, driveway and patio as well!
Click the Get Quote button below and let’s see if you’re the first in your road and eligible for 25% off.