At Twickenham Roofing we clean all types of roof materials. We work on roofing cleaning projects throughout Twickenham and surrounding areas, including Brentford, Richmond, Wimbledon, Hounslow, Isleworth, New Malden, Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, Teddington, Hampton, Feltham and more.
Cleaning your roof will not only restore and enhance your roof’s appearance; it will also help to extend the lifespan of your roof by preventing a build up of moss, mould and roof debris, which can cause structural problems if left untreated.
We offer a professional, safe and high quality roof cleaning service. Our experienced roofing specialists clean roofs to the highest standard, while always ensuring tiles and slates are protected throughout the cleaning process.
Our roofing experts use pressure washing and chemical cleaning methods to remove moss, algae, mould, mildew, dirt, grime, roof debris and any other organic stains which may appear on your roof over time.
Roof cleaning services in Twickenham
We offer a wide range of roof cleaning services to both domestic and commercial customers, including:
Our team of experts can provide solutions to all roofing queries. Get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation roof inspection and quote.
Important things to know about roof cleaning
How is a roof cleaned?
The two main methods for roof cleaning are pressure washing and chemical cleaning. Pressure washing involves spraying the roof’s surface with highly pressurised water to eliminate moss, algae, mould, mildew, dirt and grime. A higher water pressure tends to be used for metals roofs, while a lower pressure is more appropriate for asphalt and concrete roofs since excessive pressure can cause damage to the shingles.
Chemical cleaning uses chemical substances and detergents to remove the harmful elements on the roof. The chemical detergents are sprayed onto the roof’s surface and are left to work their way through the undersides of the tiles and shingles, neutralising the harmful elements on both the surface and underside of the roof. The residue and dirt is then hosed down to leave the roof looking clean.
If you’re unsure whether a pressure wash or chemical clean would be more appropriate for your roof, get in touch with us today and one of our experts can arrange a free, no-obligation inspection of your roof to determine the best cleaning method.
Never ignore moss and algae
Unsightly dark patches and streaks across rooftops are caused by a build up of moss and algae over time. However, they are more than just an eyesore; if left untreated they can eat away at the protective oils on your shingles, leaving them more vulnerable to sun damage and weather erosion, thereby reducing your roof’s lifespan.
Moss and algae act like a sponge, often retaining moisture in the air and rainwater. A build up of moisture and the spreading of moss and algae can lead to wood rot, damaged tiles and shingles, leaks and other structural issues. If left untreated, this could lead to extensive and costly roof damage, and may require a re-roofing in some instances.
Our team of professional roofers can remove moss, algae and natural debris, clean out gutters and downspouts, identify cracked shingles and tiles as well as any other kind of damage which might allow in moisture. Using high quality equipment and techniques, we can restore your roof’s cosmetic appearance and structural integrity, increasing its lifespan.
Roof cleaning is not an easy DIY job
There are many home jobs that can be completed on your own without the help of a professional. However, to clean a roof properly requires experience and specialist equipment.
Professional roof cleaners will have the experience and know-how to determine which cleaning methods will either effectively clean or cause damage to your roof. Expert roof cleaning providers will also know how to detect existing damage and the best ways to fix these issues to preserve the longevity of your roof.
Using standard equipment, such as a water hose, will not allow you to effectively remove all the harmful substances found on your roof as much a high-quality industrial pressure washer will. Additionally, although the equipment and chemicals required to effectively clean your roof can be bought in a DIY store, using them safely can be dangerous. Roofing professionals will have the necessary experience to use safety equipment correctly and traverse wet an uneven roofing surfaces from great heights.
To ensure your roof is cleaned safely and in a thorough manner, we would recommend that you hire qualified roofing professionals to clean your roof. If you require a professional roof cleaning service, get in touch with us today to arrange an inspection at a time convenient for you.