Roof Cleaning in Essex

Though sometimes overlooked, the importance of roof maintenance should never be underestimated. Roofing provides insulation and protection for the roof structure and the rest of the property. If you’re looking for professional roof cleaning in Essex where you can see instant results, you’ve found the answer with GW Hopkins. Whether your roof is dirty, hasn’t been maintained for some time or needs roof moss removal – we have the answer. So, if you need roof cleaning in Essex, get in touch with us today for a quote.

Why do I need roof cleaning in Essex?

As mentioned, roof cleaning can sometimes be overlooked. However, if you fail to properly take care of your roof, you may end up facing several issues. Our roof cleaning in Essex services will make your roof look good and also ensure its function and lifespan for long-term results.

If roof cleaning in Essex isn’t a regular part of home maintenance, you could end up with issues such as…

Why do I need roof cleaning in Essex?

The growth of organic matter is one of the most common problems you could face if you fail to have your roof cleaned. This includes algae, fungus/lichen, and moss.


Algae feed on asphalt and limestone roofing in moist, cool, and shaded areas of your roof. Algae harbour different types of mould and can easily be transferred across your roof.


Lichens are a tough type of fungus that penetrates deeply into your roof’s tiles. This type of fungus grows alongside algae and can be difficult to remove.


Roof moss removal is essential to keeping your roof clean and safe. Moss requires moisture to thrive and tends to grow quickly on roofing.

Tile Damage

If materials are left to grow and spread on your roof, you could face tile damage which will impact the lifespan of your roof. These materials eat away at your tiles and make them patchy, broken, and unsafe. Also, as moss holds water, this can freeze and cause further tile damage in the winter.

Wood Rot

Wood rot is caused by excess moss and fungus on your roof. This makes your roofing susceptible to wood rot and leaks. Furthermore, unwanted pests could easily access your roof and/or loft if your roof has rotted wood.

How is roof cleaning in Essex done?

When you come to GW Hopkins for roof cleaning in Essex, you can choose from two types of professional roof cleaning in Essex: Steam Cleaning and Soft-Wash Cleaning. All roof areas are accessed via towers or powered access. This allows us to carry out our work in a safe manner.

Steam Cleaning

Steam roof cleaning in Essex allows us to clean roof areas at low pressure with an average water temperature of 80-100 degrees. This will remove organic growth to give instant visible results.

Soft-Wash Cleaning

Soft-wash roof cleaning in Essex uses licensed approved biocides. We first scrape the areas, removing loose debris and large moss. We then apply biocide, which with weathering, will clean tiles naturally over some time.

How often does a roof need to be cleaned?

We recommend that roof cleaning in Essex be undertaken annually. However, if you notice extensive moss, fungi, algae or debris, it’s vital that you get your roof cleaned as soon as possible.

What are the benefits of a roof cleaning service?

Kerb appeal
Protect from damage
Saves you money
Avoid water damage

How much does roof cleaning in Essex cost?

The cost of roof cleaning in Essex will vary depending on several factors. Get in touch with us for a roof cleaning service quote today.

Why choose us?

If you’re looking for quality, affordable roof cleaning in Essex, then you’ve found the answer. Get in touch with us today for a roof cleaning service quote!