Roof Cleaning in Suffolk
Your roof is essential to insulating and protecting your home, however, roof maintenance can sometimes be overlooked. Here at GW Hopkins, we provide professional roof cleaning in Suffolk to a range of customers for instantly visible results. Whether your roof looks unclean, hasn’t been maintained for some time, or needs roof moss removal – our solutions for roof cleaning in Suffolk are the answer. Get in touch with us today for a quote for roof cleaning in Suffolk.
Why do I need roof cleaning in Suffolk?
Growth of organic materials
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.
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 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 Suffolk done?
Here at GW Hopkins, we offer two types of professional roof cleaning in Suffolk: 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 roof cleaning in Suffolk 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 roof cleaning in Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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.