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Roof Cleaning Looe Cornwall (PL13): It is pretty likely that the biggest single investment you will have over your lifetime is your property, and although a building is only as solid as its foundations (as the saying goes), neglecting your roof's maintenance could also lead to issues too. The roof of any property in Looe must be maintained and cleaned, irrespective of whether it's a mid-terrace, semi or even a cottage in the countryside.

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A routine maintenance program by a roof cleaning company in Looe should save your hard earned money in the long run by evading expensive roof repair bills. Spotting potential problems like busted or crashed roof tiles and other means by which water can get into the interior areas of your home, is far easier if you making certain your roof is free from a build-up of muck and moss.

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It is the build-up of algae, lichen, muck and moss, which is the most common cause requiring a roof cleaning company in Looe. These occur naturally over time and there's not a roof in Looe that will not have this issue at some stage of it's life. You could opt to get a jet washer out of the shed and clean your own roof, although be cautious about attempting this as a pressure washer can easily damage your roof tiles, and make a great deal of mess over your own and your neighbour's property - which they won't be thrilled about!


Moss is a naturally occurring, non flowering plant which grows across an area creating a thick layer of stems. It releases spores which drop onto nearby surfaces, helping it spread very rapidly. The weatherproofing layer can be compromised and the surfaces of cement, slate and clay tiles, pitted by moss that is left to its own devices. Holes and cracks can evolve from this pitting, which can stop your property in Looe from being adequately waterproofed.


The majority of this moss will often be cleared by hand by specialist roof cleaning companies in Looe. As roof cleaning goes, this is obviously a low impact method, and it has the added benefit that the resulting waste materials can be more readily collected when the job is finished. A washing solution is utilised to clean the remainder of your roof when all of the moss has been cleared. A treatment can be applied once this has dried off, to exterminate any moss spores that remain on your tiles. Lichens and algae will also be killed off by this biocide chlorine bleach treatment, which is beneficial as these can develop swiftly in damp, shaded parts of your roof that don't get much sunlight. The expression "soft washing" is normally given to this whole process, although it can be confusing because this term can also refer to cleaning your roof without first removing the moss and other accumulations from your tiles.

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If a suitable biocide treatment isn't used, within just a few months you could start to see some moss growth appearing on your roof. However, your roof tiles should stay free from moss growth for three or four years if given a chlorine bleach biocide treatment, and a 24-36 monthly retreatment should keep algae, moss and lichen under control in the years ahead.

After the roof has been cleared a roof cleaning service in Looe should also scoop out any loose debris that's dropped into your guttering system to prevent any blockages, permitting the free flow of rainwater.


If your property in Looe is above a certain age or your tiles and roof have been damaged at all, a roof cleaning specialist will usually advise against the use of pressure washing. This may at first seem surprising to you, but a jet of water under pressure could damage the waterproof membrane, penetrate the tiles and allow water to get into your dwelling, which may cause unwanted damage to the interior of your house. Although this might be the quickest way to find a leak in your roof, it isn't wise to attempt this without the guidance of a specialist.

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Also, soffits, flashing, fascia boards and pointing on your roof may be damaged by the water jet from a power washer. If you are not very careful, the use of a basic pressure washer on your property's roof could significantly reduce the normal lifespan of your tiles by removing their weatherproof finish.

After looking at the negative aspects of pressure washing your roof, it is time to realise that there are instances when it may be feasible. After completing a survey of your roof and the level of cleaning required, a roof cleaning specialist in Looe will decide on the best approach. If they decide your tiles are capable of being power washed, this might well be the cheapest and most viable option to clean your roof.

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The devices that specialist roof cleaning companies in Looe use in their work, have water flow pressures that can be changed to fit all conditions. While efficiently cleaning the area, this helps to make sure that no harm is inflicted on your tiles. To keep your roof in good shape for some time to come, as with hand cleaning, there should be a separate treatment of biocide solution to stop further re-growth of moss and algae.

If any type of jet washing service is offered to you by your local roof cleaning firm in Looe, you should ask to see references from previous customers they have worked for, and make certain that they have ample insurance coverage. Under no circumstance should a thatched roof be power washed. If you are offered this by a thatched-roof cleaning service by all means thank them for their time but decline their offer of assistance.


Steam cleaning is the most eco-friendly solution a roof cleaning company can provide. This procedure does not call for the use of strong cleaning products or chemicals, and the intense heat of the steam quickly eliminates any algae, moss and lichens that are growing on your roof tiles. There are promising inroads into innovative biocides which are eco-friendly and sustainable and do not impact the environment. One such provider is Bioxide, which is a "green" anti-fungal treatment that is suitable for use after steam cleaning, which is non-toxic, environmentally safe and can be used on all surfaces.

When doing a steam clean on your roof, the pressure involved is much lower than that used by a standard pressure washing machine. As a result, it is far less likely that your roof will get damaged. It is no great surprise that there is a downside to steam cleaning, which is that when it comes to cleaning your roof in Looe, it's the most expensive alternative.


Whichever method is used in the cleaning of your roof in Looe, the first thing that will be completed is laying out protective sheeting around your property to catch any falling moss, leaves and associated debris. If a scaffold is needed for the work, this will need to be put in place, and downspouts will also have to be covered to stop any loose debris falling in and causing a blockage.

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A good roof cleaning specialist in Looe should use skilled workers who observe all the Health & Safety protocols in regards to not damaging the environment, Working at Height and the safe use of chemicals. There are professional trade organisations in the industry, such as the "Roof Cleaning Institute UK", EduPro UK and the "BWCA" (British Window Cleaning Academy), which offer training and certification, and also hold details about accredited and reputable roof cleaning specialists.

Always ask for any professional memberships, appropriate certification and references, when you are obtaining quotes from roof cleaning companies, this will make sure that you are dealing with a reputable and professional business in Looe. This kind of information should be provided without any hesitation by a good roof cleaning firm in Looe, and will frequently be easily available online.

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Roof cleaning work can be undertaken in Looe and also in nearby places like: Morval, Widegates, St Martin, Trelawne, Porthallow, Shutta, Killigarth, Polperro, Seaton, West Looe, Herodsfoot, Millendreath, Downderry, East Looe, Lanreath, Pelynt, as well as in these postcodes PL13 1EN, PL13 1PS, PL13 1LG, PL13 1BT, PL13 1LY, PL13 1EG, PL13 1LH, PL13 1BH, PL13 1AE, PL13 1ET. Local Looe roof cleaning services will most likely have the telephone code 01503 and the postcode PL13. Verifying this can guarantee that you access locally based providers of roof cleaning. Looe property owners will be able to utilise these and countless other similar services.

Looe Roof Cleaning Questions

Looe Roof Cleaning Questions

Just last week I was reviewing the popular questions that property owners ask in regard to roof cleaning in Looe. A good few of our visitors have mailed in some interesting queries which are worthy of mentioning here. The most germane ones appeared to be, "Can I pressure wash my roof in Looe?" "What is soft roof cleaning?" "How much is professional roof cleaning?" "Do roof tiles need cleaning?" "How often should a roof be cleaned?" "What are the advantages of roof cleaning?" Most of these queries hopefully have been covered in the preceding paragraphs, and if some still need to be dealt with we'll soon be including a roof cleaning "Questions and Answers" section. Thanks a million to Syed Wilkinson, Monty Fletcher, Kristian Nash and Ava Hayward, for posing these questions. We were also pleased to get relevant contributions from Ashley Winter in Morval, Ivan Myers in St Martin and Willow Langley in Herodsfoot.

Looe Roof Cleaning Tasks

Roof Cleaning Tasks Looe

There are a large selection of tasks that can be done by a specialist roof cleaning company in Looe, and we've outlined a few of them here: cladding cleaning Looe, stone cleaning Looe, roof coating Looe, barge board cleaning, pressure washing, driveway cleaning in Looe, moss removal, roof resealing, metal roof cleaning in Looe, bespoke roof cleaning Looe, fascia cleaning, power washing, roof sealing, flat roof cleaning in Looe, algae & lichen removal, cheap roof cleaning Looe, tiled roof cleaning, skylight cleaning, jet washing, domestic roof cleaning in Looe, brick cleaning Looe, roof cleaning services in Looe, roof cleaning prices, soft washing in Looe, soffit cleaning. These are just a small portion of the duties that are conducted by people specialising in roof cleaning. Looe professionals will tell you about their full range of services. If there are different Looe roof cleaning requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. We'll be in touch with information as soon as we are able.


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Roof Cleaning Services Around Looe: Households in St George's Road, Tower Hill, Goonrea, Darloe Lane, Portbyhan Road, Barbican Close, West Looe Square, Courtenay Close, Chantry Lane, Rame View, Pendower Road, Barbican Hill, Marine Drive, Quay Road, Fore Street, Downs View, St Martin's Road, Baydown, Higher Market Street, Church End, Elm Meadow Drive, Polean Lane, Restormel Road, St Martins Close, Elm Tree Road, Bay View Road, needed roof cleaning services just recently. Pressure washing work also undertaken in these Looe area postcodes: PL13 1EN, PL13 1PS, PL13 1LG, PL13 1BT, PL13 1LY, PL13 1EG, PL13 1LH, PL13 1BH, PL13 1AE, PL13 1ET.

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More Looe Trades: Not surprisingly, whenever you're doing home repairs and improvements in Looe, Cornwall, you'll probably need all sorts of different tradesmen and as well as a roof cleaning specialist in Looe, Cornwall, you may also need a cleaner in Looe, patio cleaning in Looe, a scaffolder in Looe, a building contractor in Looe, a metalworker in Looe, in Looe, landscape gardeners in Looe, garden decking in Looe, block pavers in Looe, a painter & decorator in Looe, artificial grass installers in Looe, rubbish clearance in Looe, garden design in Looe, a carpenter in Looe, pond installers in Looe, and other different Looe tradesmen.

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