Roof Cleaning
Swindon, Chippenham & Devizes

Extend the life of your roof with regular cleaning and re-sealing. Our Specialist Roof Cleaning Services remove moss, lichens and algae.

When does your roof need cleaning and why?

Looking after your roof with an occasional clean and inspection could prevent expensive repairs later down the line. A new roof may last for some years before it needs cleaning, especially if it has been treated to prevent the growth of moss, lichens and algae. But damage will occur if left to build up, and over time this can cause your roof to look unsightly as well as cause leaks and breakages. So, when your roof looks like there may be green stuff growing on it, that is time to take action. Our Team of Roofers have over 20+ Years experience in Moss Removal and cleaning. We cover Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes and local surrounding areas.  Contact us to arrange a roof inspection or cleaning.

Reasons to clean your roof

  • Remove Moss, Lichen & Algae
  • Stain Removal
  • Prevent Wood Rot
  • Prevent Leakage
  • Prevent Corrosion
  • Increase Lifespan of Your Roof
  • Improve the look of your home

Soft Wash Roof Cleaning

There are different methods used to clean roofs. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks. Pressure washing can cause damage so we use soft wash method to ensure your roof is clean without any damage. Speak to us about soft washing the roof of your property.

Roof Inspections

We inspect all aspects of the roof and roofline including gutters, chimneys, dormers, fascia, soffits, downspouts and skylights.

How long does it take to clean a roof?

Roof cleaning itself is a task that is normally completed within a day. If sealing is then required it can take up to 2 days. This is to ensure that the roof is fully dried and reinspected prior to the sealant being applied. This time can obviously vary though pending the size of the property and access to the roof.

How do you prevent Moss build up on your roof?

Keep your roof and gutters clean removing any debris such as leaves and twigs to reduce the opportunity for a build up of moss and algae. Check for any damage to tiles that might let water in, investigate and fix any issues straight away.

Why do moss, lichens and algae grow on my roof?

Plants simply need air, sunlight and water to photosynthesise and grow. Your  roof will provide plenty of that. Over time microscopic algae and lichen spores blown by the wind will land on your roof.  The spores will have gripped on to the roof surface and started to colonise it and make it their home.  It allows other bigger plants like moss to start to grow when seeds land on the roof. Moss loves a nice shady area which enables it to keep moist better, so can often appear on some aspects of the roof more than others.  Moss, algae and lichens grow steadily on roof tiles and roof surfaces making it look unsightly and could even harm the roof if left untreated.

This roof is covered in moss and lichens and need cleaning by professional roofers

Why should moss be removed from your roof?

Roof moss can be damaging and a costly problem if left untreated. Moss absorbs and retains lots of water which is why in history it was used for bandages and nappies. Because moss is so good at absorbing liquid it gets really heavy, this can add much extra weight to your roof and gutters which might bend or break. 

Moss can cause leaks and inlets for water. Moss anchors itself to roof surfaces with a hair-like roots called rhizoids. These will find tiny gaps and grow into them and spread, making the smallest of gaps larger over time. This will allow moisture to seep into the inside of the roof

How much does it cost to clean a roof?

There are a number of factors to consider such as the size of the roof, how dirty it is and how accessible it is. A standard 3-4 bed property will normally take a day to clean. Why not give us a ring to discuss your property and we should be able to give you a free quotation.

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Why Choose RFPM Roofing?

24/7 Emergency Call-outs

We are the roofing team on hand to help when you need us most.

Professional & experienced roofing team

We are Google guaranteed, provide 15 year warranties on all new roofs and have over 40+ Years experience in the roofing trade.

Fully insured

You have peace of mind knowing that all our work is fully insured.

Guaranteed same day response

We will always respond to enquiries and pride ourselves on our reliability. 

Competitive quotations

We always recommend you get quotes before getting your roof repaired or installed. We are confident that we will be able to match or beat any quote you already have!

Free estimates

We can give you a free roof survey to highlight any potential issues and we always provdie free no obligation quotes for any work required. 

Roofing Repairs installations Swindon RFPM

Roofing Testimonials from fixing and repairing Roofs

Leaking Roof Repaired

"Happy customer no more leaking roof. You Showed up on time,  gave me a quote. All round a good job! Highly recommend."


Leaking Roof Repaired

Reparied misaligned roof tile

“Robert is a lovely guy. Turned up when he said he would. Quote was realistic and fair. Work completed on time and to a good standard. Communication throughout was excellent. Would highly recommend.”


Reparied misaligned roof tile

Chimney problem

"You were recommended by a friend and did a great job at a great price. You put new lead around my chimney and stopped my leek straight away. would definitely recommend you!"


Chimney problem

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