Are you thinking of having your roof tiles just cleaned? If the answer is yes, then read on just a little bit further and discover a service that we have been carrying out during our roof cleaning and roof moss removal projects that has come to be incredibly popular, as it also offers you the opportunity to completely transform the appearance of your home as well as waterproof and protect your very important roof tiles.
Before you contact us to arrange your free quote for roof cleaning or roof tile moss removal, be sure to open the roof-configurator tab first so that when we’re talking about stopping the 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.
We are a roof cleaning and coating company since 1995.
Concrete roof tiles are the dominant choice in the UK for roof tiles and the manufacturers claim a 60-year serviceable lifespan.
The moss that is growing on your roof tiles if left unchecked may cause a “damming” issue in the valleys and guttering. Eventually, the rainwater that can no longer drain away effectively via the downpipes could back up and flow into your roof space, run down the inside of your internal walls and show itself as black mould – not good!
When your roof tiles were manufactured and after being kiln-dried in their moulds, a water-based protective coating was applied to protect the coloured pigments primarily from environmental pollution.
It doesn’t take long for the weather to eradicate that coating and expose the unprotected tile to all the elements.
The job of a roof-tile is to keep the rain, sleet and snow out – moss or no moss.
Hi! My name’s Ronnie.
When I got back to the UK from Sydney, Australia after working with a roof-tile restoration company for 3 years, I started a business cleaning and coating roof -tiles.
My company was upsetting a lot of roofers who questioned my marketing material. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) contacted me regarding certain statements I was making regarding why roof-tiles must be sealed after cleaning.
“The clear or colour-pigmented protective coatings have been formulated for the UK climate and will extend the life of the roof-tile by re-stabilising (strengthening) the original substrate. The re-growth of moss and lichens will be retarded because of the biocidal wash used after cleaning and prior to the protective coatings being spray applied by airless spray units.”
My paint chemist sent the ASA data sheets and the results of weatherometer testing and “strength tests”.
My marketing material was upheld, and the roof cleaning and coating business went from strength to strength.
The beauty of how we conduct our business is that two important factors are taken care of, usually over a two-day period:
- the aesthetics of your home with its clear or colour-pigmented protective coating, and
- the ability of your “new looking” roof to shed rainwater quickly and safely into moss free guttering and downpipes.
It will do this for years to come.
When you think about it, we tend to really look after our cars, for example. We clean them on a regular basis and at some point, we’ll have a protective coating applied to the paintwork (i.e., polish).
The upholstery on our favourite three-piece suite may have had a protective coating applied to minimise staining from all sorts of things! The same can apply to carpets.
Unlike some other proprietary roof tile sealers that need to be reapplied after a relatively short period of time, ours carry a 10-year manufacturer’s guarantee against delamination.
- After the clear or colour-pigmented coatings are applied, dirt particles are unable to obtain a hold on the tiles’ surface and will simply flow off with rainfall.
- The protective coatings make it very difficult for the algae, lichens or moss to attach themselves to the roof tiles.
- As mentioned earlier, the protective coatings will slow the ageing process of the roof tiles as well as the breakdown of the surface by restabilising it.
- The video at the bottom of this page explains it in more detail.
- Without the application of the protective roof tile coatings, your roof also needs an annual inspection at the very least. But I understand that if it doesn’t leak and the rainwater appears to be leaving the roof quickly and not backing up – then everything is deemed to be okay. Access of course can be difficult for the homeowner.
Whilst roof-cleaning should be carried out by a professional mainly because of the danger aspect of it, I can only assume that most companies’ clean roofs and that’s it because of the additional investment required for a quality airless spray-unit and the need for a dry day to apply the coatings.
I had the manufacturer Graco train our operatives from day one. Not only in the technique required to achieve an even finish (no streaks) but also to understand tip selection and machine maintenance.
We maintain 13 airless-spray units, hoses, tips and associated equipment to provide and maintain a first-class application.
Before you contact us to arrange your free quote for roof cleaning, be sure to click through the step by step presentation which is below – open the roof-configurator tab so that when we’re talking about stopping the 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.
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!
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.)
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.
We serve the whole of Kent. Call us using these numbers, whichever city/town is nearest to you. In addition to Kent, we also have local operatives in London and all of the Home Counties. Call 0203 929 3815 to book your FREE quotation should you live in any of these areas.
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Ashford – 01218 271 200
Bromley – 01689 661 158
Canterbury – 01227 947 122
Dartford – 01322 936 000
Deal – 01304 808 369
Hythe – 01303 760 772
Maidstone – 01622 938 284
Rochester – 01634 968 948
Sheerness – 01795 505 878
Sittingbourne – 01795 504 820
Tonbridge – 01732 920 470