Moss Removal From Roof-London.

man pointing at moss on roof tiles

Before you contact us to arrange your free quote for moss removal from roof of your property in London, be sure to open the roof-configurator tab first so that when we’re talking about stopping the roof moss coming back onto your roof tiles for a ten year guaranteed period, you’ll understand better how we’re able to make that claim.

March 2022

***UPDATE*** Just recently, we have been getting an increase in roof cleaning enquiries from homeowners who were advised by the surveyor who prepared the report for their house purchase, to have the moss removed from the roof-tiles. ***UPDATE***

Finally, the surveyors are including this on some of their reports!

We’ve been advising it since 1995!

Contact us to arrange a quotation for yourself.

During our conversation you’ll begin to realise that not only do we extend the life of your very important roof-tiles by retarding the erosion of them caused by the erratic UK weather but you now have the opportunity to give your home a completely new look! Click here to see an example of what’s possible! 

When we’re talking on the phone, ask us as many questions as you like, including the price ( a site visit is actually the best and most accurate way to provide you with your quotation for the moss removal from your roof.)

Before you call us, take a good look around this page as the information has been produced from our experiences since 1995.

When we come out to see you, it’s all business – no waffle and definitely no hard-sale tactics. Just really good information and a competitive price.

Your roof is one of the most important features of your home in London and should be treated with care. The roof-tile surface can accumulate moss, lichens and algae over time which can lead to unexpected and expensive repairs if left unattended for too long. 

Roof tile moss is capable of absorbing vast amounts of water and moisture, during the long and cold Winter period, this roof tile moss will freeze and thaw and it is this expansion and contraction that will split the surface of your roof tiles.

In many cases, the moss that has grown in the rain channels of the tiles, will expand and lift tiles which can and does lead to water finding its way into your roof space.

Eventually it will show itself as black mould on an internal wall. Not many of us take the trouble to make regular inspections of our lofts and spot leaks before they cause internal damage.

Although roof tiles are durable, they need maintenance. While no roof is completely impenetrable, concrete roof tiles will collect moss, lichens and algae overtime and will need to be cleaned thoroughly with the appropriate products and methods to maintain their appearance and efficiency.

It’s not unusual for the rain channels of roof tiles to become blocked due to the growth of moss. Roof valley’s are another area that become blocked due to moss growth and other debris, thus preventing rainwater to get to the point of collection and discharged.

Very often guttering becomes blocked with moss causing the rainwater to cascade down external walls and sometimes it will back up and run into your loft space. This is something to avoid at all costs as overtime this will run down the external surface of your internal walls and become the cause of black mould. 

Moss-on-cracked-roof-tiles-black-mould-on-internal-wallsIn fact damp proofing surveyor experts Damp Surveyors & Damp Proofing UK call us in from time to time when they have established in a survey that they have carried out, that the cause is due to this very situation.

Roof tile cleaning is dangerous work and should be carried out by insured, trained professional tradesman.

The benefits of concrete roof tiles if they are properly maintained will not only keep your home looking better but will also enhance the thermal performance of your property.

The original coloured pigment with its sparse protective coating  will fade with time. Your tile’s surface is now exposed to the vagaries of the unpredictable British weather! Hello moss!

To prevent damage and constant erosion to the roof-tiles as they age, you should consider getting a quotation for moss removal from roof  of your London home.

The protective coating that was applied during the manufacturing process of the roof-tiles has long gone. Subsequently, the roof-tile surface is now somewhat porous.

Over twenty-six years ago, roof cleaning and moss removal London, started applying either a clear or colour-pigmented protective, waterproof coating that retards the regrowth of the moss, lichens and algae.

The protective coatings are applied by our trained applicators using airless spray equipment.

If you are looking for a long term solution to banish the moss from your roof-tiles on your London home, please click here now. You’ll be taken to a page where you can see our process from start to finish as well as a house where you can change the colour of the roof-tiles!


***Our teams will eliminate the moss growth that’s invading your roof tiles using our proven, tried and tested methods before it becomes too much of a problem. They’ve been doing that for over 25 years now!***

Free roof cleaning quotation

    So you’re considering having the moss removed from the roof tiles on your London?


    Does the moss on my roof tiles, damage them?

    Moss retains moisture. If the moss on your roof-tiles is left to spread, then the freeze and thaw cycle of Winter, can lead to cracked and fractured roof tiles.

    Removing the moss from your roof tiles including the spores themselves, seated within the tiles, followed by a clear or colour-pigmented waterproof, protective coating, will retard the regrowth and extend the life of your roof tiles.

    The chance of rainwater leaking into your roof space is lessened of course.


    Roof tile moss that rolls down into your guttering and if left unchecked, will eventually stop the rainwater from running away and could back up and flow over into the roof space.

    This is a common cause of black mould that comes through on internal walls.

    Not good!


    We cover all of the boroughs shown in the map below. We have been roof cleaning in London since 1995. East London, North London, South London, West London and the City of London – for roof cleaning and roof moss removal, we’ve got you covered London!


    Clean, Seal & Protect Your Roof Tiles

    Most homes in London are built to last for centuries. In fact, It’s easy to find one that dates back to the 1800s. 

    But if you take a panoramic view of residential roads in London, many of the roofs on these homes look tired. 

    The reason? The roofs and external walls (take a look at the short video just to the right of this)are infested by moss and algae.  And even if your home is relatively new, moss can still invade your roof tiles – and quickly! 

    Roof Cleaning & Sealing London Roof Moss Removal London

    Moss, algae, lichens and other detritus can affect the structural integrity of your roof. They can also attract unwanted birds that are looking for nesting grounds. 

    Roof and Driveway Cleaning London can help you get rid of moss growth before it becomes too much of a problem. 

    Our long-serving and experienced teams, carry out comprehensive treatment of roof tiles to absolutely transform home’s and commercial building’s aesthetics. 

    We can also help you restore your roof tiles to a new state, with our specially formulated roof tile coatings.

    This unique treatment technology will make your roof tiles self-cleaning, extremely water repellent, and minimize long-term surface erosion.
    They are guaranteed for a 10 year period, not to flake, peel or blister, as they mechanically bond to the tile surface.


    A surface treated with masonry cream will insulate mineral building materials by reducing water absorption. The masonry cream chemically bonds to the surface, penetrating up to 17mm to create an invisible insulation barrier.

    Click the short video below…


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    The roof was cleaned, removing the roof moss, algae and lichen , repairs were made where necessary and a biocide was then applied.

    Our waterproofing and protective coatings were then applied in Anthracite Grey, using airless spray machinery.

    The walls were next with the same preparation techniques. The protective coatings were rolled on and the close work was carried out by hand.





    Walls need protection from damp and erosion caused by weathering and pollutants. The ‘freeze-thaw’ cycle resulting from fluctuating temperatures can damage the surface of buildings over time. Properla Energy Saving Wall Sealer provides an invisible protective barrier that will prevent moisture penetration without altering the appearance of the building.

    Unprotected Brickwork or Masonry, will easily absorb moisture which can stay there for a long time before
    it can dry out. When freeze and thaw conditions exist, this trapped water can expand causing cracking, spalling and lasting damage to the substrate

    More Services for Your Home in London

    While roof tile restoration remains our number one business in terms of volume, we have also offer the following services:
    • driveway cleaning & sealing
    • patio cleaning & sealing
    • external wall cleaning & sealing
    • block paving cleaning and sealing
    • imprinted concrete cleaning & sealing

    London Homeowners: Get A 25% Discount If You Are Our First Job In Your Road!

    When your once tired-looking and moss-ridden roof on your London home has been dramatically transformed and restored, we’re  very often asked to provide quotes for others in your neighbourhood – such is the “kerb-appeal” of the completed job. 

    This provides us with a cost-effective way to market our services as people are generally very impressed by the transformation that has happened to your home.

    Because this saves us a lot of money from marketing costs and as a way to give back, we always pass the savings to the first job on the road.  

    The 25% discount is applicable to the whole range of our services. 

    Click the Get Quote button below and let’s see if you’re our first job in your road and eligible for 25% off. 

    Roof Cleaning London Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Professional roof cleaners can take care of the arduous yet important work of cleaning your tired, moss-laden roof tiles. 

    Depending on the structure, age, and volume of moss growth, our roof cleaners may use either power washers, manual scraping or a combination of both.

    If you are considering roof tile cleaning, be sure to choose a company  that can also protect the roof tiles from future moss regrowth by the application of either a clear or colour-pigmented coating.

    Hiring professional roof cleaners can make sure that your roof will be thoroughly cleaned. 

    This will save you a lot of time and money, because you don’t have to do the job yourself and you don’t have to hire or buy a power washer. (usually under-powered)

    On top of that, roof cleaning can be risky, so you might be putting yourself in danger if you do this chore on your own. 

    Roof cleaners have the experience in accessing steep roofs infested with slippery moss. They are also normally equipped with safety tools and materials to prevent any accident. 

    Here are the things to look for in choosing a roof cleaner: 


    Choose a roof cleaning company that has been in the business for many years and who has a proper business. 

    By all means, steer clear away from “one-man bands” who will offer to clean your roof at an incredibly low price. 

    More often than not, these “roof cleaners” are gig workers who can’t be held accountable if their work hasn’t been done properly. 

    Local Knowledge 

    Select a roof cleaning company who has a strong knowledge of the local area, specifically the roof issues affecting houses in certain parts of London. 

    Local companies are extra careful in doing their job because they are taking care of their reputation and so they always want to perform excellent work. 


    Also look for a company who has extensive expertise and knowledge working on different roof styles and materials. Be sure to ask about the company’s experience in working on specific types of roof. 

    Free Informative Quotation 

    Run away if the roof cleaning company is asking for payment just for inspecting your roof. 

    You should not pay anyone to tell you how much they are going to charge you for a service. Look for someone who can provide you a FREE informative quotation. 

    For people looking to sell their homes in the near future, roof cleaning and coating can immediately increase the property’s perceived market value. 

    In addition to the practical reasons, home buyers are also generally looking for aesthetic value of a property, and a well-maintained roof can bring you more pounds than a home infested with moss or algae. The latter looks tired and suggests neglect. 

    So if you are prepping your home for sale, then hiring a roof cleaner is a worthwhile investment to improve its kerb appeal and get people inside! 

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