Roof Cleaning / Moss Removal / Softwash


Bedford Window Cleaning specialise in Roof Deep Cleaning to remove all moss and debris that has built up on your roof.

We have a tried and tested method of cleaning your roof and removing all the moss, we have the ability and experience to clean all domestic and commercial roofs safely using a combination of MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) and scaffold towers.

We ensure all works are being carried out to strict safety standards. 


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Why get your Roof Cleaned?


  • Removes the cause of blocked gutters/down pipes. Moss growth is often brought up on property surveys as a cause of water ingress into the property. As roof moss becomes a constant source of debris clogging up the gutters causing the water to overflow, into areas it should not be flowing, it is therefore important to control its growth.
  • Cracked Tiles, moss is often the cause of cracked roof tiles when the growths cover the tiles and then it rains and the moss is saturated if it freezes it can cause the tiles to crack. As well as causing tiles to be lifted out of position when. growing in the vertical bond.
  • This process makes the roof look clean and presentable, this is important if you want the exterior of your property looking it’s best, and/or your trying to sell your property to prospective buyers.
  • Weight: The average roof we clean fills a 1 tonne builders merchant bag full of moss and other debris, this is a significant load on the structure of your property, especially when it rains and the moss soaks up and holds water.
  • Less Mess: If you have moss growths on your roof you will know that throughout the year it will fall/ get blown by the wind around your property becoming unsightly and require long constant clean-up.
  • Prevention: We apply a prevention Biocide which continues working for around 12 months after we have left your property, this means your roof will stay cleaner for longer, then all we recommend is having it re-treated with Biocide ever 3-4 years depending where you live at a fraction of the cost of a roof clean. This also takes care of the more stubborn growths like Lichen & Algae.

We now offer our roof cleaning in 3 different packages, from standard moss removal and prevention treatment, to the ultimate exterior cleaning package.



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With our Bronze Package you will get:

  • Roof Moss, Algae & Lichen removal & Prevention Treatment
  • Full Gutter Clearance and Inspection

Expected results:

You can expect that the natural colour of your roof tiles will be revived making your roof look clean and presentable. This does NOT happen immediately after cleaning, the biocide treatment takes between 6-12 months to work. Although the results will progressively show from around 14 days after application.


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With our Silver Package you will get:

  • Roof Moss, Algae & Lichen Removal & Prevention Treatment
  • Full Gutter Clearance & Inspection
  • Roof Restore Treatment  returning the tiles to their original colour.

Expected results:

You can expect that the natural colour of your roof tiles will be revived to a very high standard (See Results Below). This happens instantly after cleaning and continues to improve with the biocide treatment over the next 6-12 months, progress will show from around 14 days after application.


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With our Gold Package you will get:

  • Roof Moss, Algae & Lichen Removal & Prevention Treatment
  • Full Gutter Clearance & Inspection
  • Roof Restore Treatment  returning the tiles to their original colour.
  • Full Fascia, Soffits & Gutter Cleaning
  • External Window Deep Clean

This is the Ultimate Exterior Cleaning Package to brighten your home.

Expected results:

You can expect that the natural colour of your roof tiles will be revived to a very high standard (See Results Below). This happens instantly after cleaning and continues to improve with the biocide treatment over the next 6-12 months, progress will show from around 14 days after application.

The entirety of the exterior of your home will look dramatically improved, this is perfect if you are looking to improve the look, value and marketability of your property.

Our packages are tailored to the needs of our customers, the more services you decide to go for the more we are able to discount them by combining them together, this saves us time and therefore we can save you some money compared to having them done separately.

Maybe you are looking to put your property on the market but are worried that potential buyers might be put-off by the moss growths on your roof?


 
 
 

FAQ


Q: What is the active ingredient in your chemical spray?

A: The active ingredient is DDAC (Didecyldimethtylammonium Chloride).

Q: How long before it has an effect on the roof?

A: It works within minutes to kill all algae, lichen, fungi and mould. Then the self-cleansing effect can be seen in 24-48 hours with more dramatic results seen in weeks or months depending on the prevailing weather, local environment and the type of surface. Lichen are the most troublesome and can take 6 months to a year to go from a roof or drive. Red, green, light black on render will usually disappear in a few weeks.

Q: How long does the Biocide treatment last?

A: It depends on the location and prevailing weather. Some roofs, if pre-cleaned properly before given a softwashing treatment, can last up to five years before signs of re-colonisation appear.

But if there are tall trees near by, for example, the surface may need re-treating annually.

We to tell our customers to allow 1-3 years before a maintenance treatment may be required for the majority of roofs.

An ongoing maintenance treatment is less labour intensive than a full clean, therefore costs less, and will keep your roofs looking great all the time.

Q: Is it harmful to aquatic life?

A: Yes, This product is toxic to aquatic life, and will kill fish. We cover any areas of the property that contain aquatic life, however minimal run-off is not harmful. The chemical is completely safe once dried.

Q: Does this work?

A: In our experience since using this chemical, we have found it to be highly effective at tackling mould, algae, moss and other growths, its powerful stuff.

Q: Do you offer roof repairs?

A: No, we  purely offer a cleaning service, this is why we fully inspect the roof prior to cleaning to ensure there is not any damage or repair works needed.

Don't just take our word for it, look at what our customers have to say.


Professional and reliable service for both window cleaning and moss removal. Happy to recommend Bedford Window Cleaning.

Margaret - Felmersham, Bedfordshire

Bedford Window Cleaning have been cleaning our windows for some time, and we are always left very pleased with the result, and the polite efficient service. They also cleaned and treated our roof, removing old moss and grass and leaving it all looking very clean and tidy. The treatment means no moss has grown back, very happy indeed.

Helen - Wilden, Bedfordshire

My neighbour and I employed BWC to clean the moss from the roofs of our adjoining bungalows and to clean out the gutters. It was an incredibly messy job - it had not been done in 50 years and the men were out in very cold weather. My neighbour and I to be honest were very nervous in case the roof got damaged or one of the men fell off ! As it turned out we needn't have worried, They were first class professional workmen and did a really excellent job on the roof and cleared up every scrap of the mess washing the windows and the ground around the house with great care. I could not fault them.Also they were extremely pleasant,considerate and friendly throughout. I would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to employ them again.

Hillary - Turvey, Bedfordshire

The difference before and after treatment was amazing.
Excellent service from a professional team.

Barry - Keysoe