How Much Does Roof Cleaning Cost in 2024

Like any external surface of your property, your roof has the potential to accumulate grime, discolouration, and unwanted growth. Moss, lichen and other debris if left un-treated can easily damage your roof and affect the value of your property. Fear not! Our team at Pristine clean with their dedicated roof cleaning and de-mossing service, conveniently located in Cheshire, is here to lend a helping hand. Let us restore your roof’s sparkle and give it the care it truly deserves! 

Lets look a little deeper at some of the many questions we get asked about our Roof Cleaning and Roof De-mossing service, including the main one, How Much Does Roof Cleaning Cost?

A before and after picture of a roof cleaning job by Pristine Clean in Cheshire

Do I really need to clean my roof?

Like any external surface of your property, your roof has the potential to accumulate grime, discolouration, and unwanted growth. Moss, lichen and other debris if left un-treated can easily damage your roof and affect the value of your property. Fear not! Our team at Pristine clean with their dedicated roof cleaning and de-mossing service, conveniently located in Cheshire, is here to lend a helping hand. Let us restore your roof’s sparkle and give it the care it truly deserves! 

Lets look a little deeper at some of the many questions we get asked about our Roof Cleaning and Roof De-mossing service.

Do I really need to clean my roof?

Surely the rain cleans the roof right? Not quite… You see, moss is like a sneaky little plant that can wiggle its roots into your roof tiles and the cracks in the mortar, causing them to loosen over time. As explained in this great blog from iko.com about roof cleaning“Most plants gather water from their roots, but mosses gather water from their leaves. Therefore, they do not mind that shingles, unlike soil, are a dry and relatively nutrient-free environment. They will grow roots directly into the shingles, which can destroy the shingles and create the opportunity for leaks.” Not only that, but moss loves to hold onto water, which can surprisingly weigh down your roof so each time it rains it can encourage moss that has taken root to remain. By removing moss and biofilm, you not only achieve a clean roof and smart look, but you also help extend the lifespan of your beloved roof. So why not give your property the TLC it deserves?

What is the best roof cleaning method for my home?

When it comes to choosing the right roof cleaning method for your home, it’s essential to consider the type of roof surfaces on your property and the most effective, safe, and long-lasting approach. At Pristine Clean we can choose from several different roof cleaning methods to keep your Cheshire property looking it’s best while at the same time not damaging your roof surface or property. We often use a mixture of soft washing and manual scraping.

Soft Washing: Gentle but Effective

Soft washing is a method that utilises low-pressure water combined with specially formulated, eco-friendly cleaning solutions. Soft wash roof cleaning is highly effective for removing moss, algae, lichen, and other organic matter from your roof’s surface. Here’s why it’s a popular choice:

  • Gentle on Your Roof: Soft washing is non-abrasive and gentle on roofing materials. It doesn’t involve harsh scrubbing or high-pressure water, making it safe for most roof types.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Soft washing not only cleans your roof but also prevents the regrowth of algae and moss. The cleaning solutions often have residual effects that deter future infestations.
  • Environmentally Friendly: The cleaning solutions used in soft washing are biodegradable and environmentally safe, minimising the impact on your home’s surroundings.
  • Versatile Application: Soft washing can be used on a variety of roof surfaces, including asphalt shingles, tile, slate, and more.

Steam Cleaning / Hot Water Cleaning

For certain types of roofs we use a combination of steam cleaning and Hot Water low pressure washing. This method allows us to tackle dirtier roofs that need that extra bit of cleaning power while remaining an environmentally friendly option.

Manual Roof Scraping: Hard work with great results

Manual roof scraping involves physically removing moss, algae, and debris from your roof’s surface using specialised tools. While it can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, it’s a effective method that offers specific advantages:

  • Thorough Cleaning: Manual scraping allows for a thorough and immediate removal of moss and debris, leaving your roof instantly clearer.
  • Preservation of Roof Material: When performed carefully, manual scraping doesn’t damage roofing materials. It’s ideal for situations where you want immediate results without the use of chemicals or are trying to protect a specialised type of roof surface.

Is pressure washing a roof ok?

NO! Please please please do not use a normal pressure washer on your roof, it can cause a lot of damage. While pressure washing is often seen as the go-to outside cleaning tool, using a normal pressure washer could cause leaks and expensive damage to your roof tiles. At Pristine Clean we use specialised washing equipment to clean your roof. While we do use a low pressure washer for our Hot Water and Steam cleaning service we would not normally directly pressure wash your roof. If you are looking to get your roof cleaned it’s always best to pick a professional service who can make sure your roof is cleaned and protected. We offer professional roof cleaning and roof demossing services throughout Cheshire, why not let us use our skills and knowledge to safely clean your roof?

How much to clean my roof?

When it comes to figuring out the cost of roof cleaning, there are a few important things to take into account. For starters, the size of your roof; larger roofs can cost more, the number of stories in your building, the cleaning method you choose, and even the shape and slope of your roof can all have an impact on the cost of roof cleaning. These factors can affect the amount of time and effort required, as well as any special precautions needed for safe access. So, when quoting our customers we take all of these factors into consideration to give you the best price and value for money.

Still, you may be wondering how much roughly how much are we looking at for a roof clean? The average cost for professional roof cleaners can start from £700 up to £1,200 depending on the size and shape of the roof. We however like to price each job individually as we know every customer’s needs and requirements are different. Some roofs are much bigger and some much smaller so why not give us a call or head over to our quote page to arrange a free online video quote?

Frequently Asked Roof Demossing and Roof Cleaning Questions

  • Why does so much moss grow on my tiles?
  • Why is pressure washing my roof bad?
  • How can my roof be cleaned in a Eco-Friendly Way?
  • How often should I clean my roof?
  • What if the moss on my roof is already dead?

For answers to these questions why not check out our Roof Cleaning & Demossing page HERE