roof cleaning & moss removal

roof cleaning

Just like any other of your exterior surfaces, your roof can very quickly become dirty, discoloured and overgrown. Our Cheshire based roof cleaning service and roof demossing service can help!

Growth of moss and lichen thrive on our roofs, especially in shady, damp areas. This really isn’t pleasant to look at, but it can also cause damage to the roof tiles underneath.

For most roofs, our low-pressure steam cleaning works perfectly giving you instant results and huge kerb appeal. But in some cases roofs need extra care to avoid damage to roof tiles. In these cases, we take an even more gentle approach by manually scraping the roofs. This Roof Moss Removal process ensures that whatever roof surface you have it will be cleaned using the correct roof cleaning process.

Wherever possible we use a scaffold tower for access during Roof Cleaning. With specially designed tools we reach right up to the ridge tiles, meaning we rarely have to climb onto the roof itself. If we do need to physically climb onto the roof, we use a combination of roof ladders, harnesses and rope access equipment. This means we don’t need to stand on the tiles themselves.

Following the Roof Cleaning, we will clear all gutters and downspouts and treat the roof with a professional biocide treatment to kill all organic and mould growth, leaving you house with a Pristine Clean Roof

We are fully licensed, trained and insured to use the biocide treatments and to erect and use scaffold towers. So you can rest assured you are getting a professional and safe service from a fully qualified team wether its a mossy garage roof in Cheshire East or full roof clean in Altrincham give us a call for your own personalised quote. Looking for information on pricing? Why not read our great blog here!

Why not take a look through our pictures, the results are amazing!

The 3 stages of a roof being de-mossed, scraped and cleaned in cheshire by pristine clean

commonly asked roof cleaning questions

With a combined experience of over 50 years providing first-class roof washing demossing and cleaning services in…Northwich, Alderley Edge, Altrincham, Barnton, Cuddington, Kelsall, Knutsford, Prestbury, Tarporley, Weaverham, Winnington, Wilmslow and Winsford…we would like to think we know or stuff! Below is a list of questions we get asked by customers both new and old, we hope it’s helpful! If you still have questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Removing the moss from your roof will make your house look clean and smart! But that’s not the only reason you should get your roof demossed. Moss is essentially a plant, its roots will grow into your roof tiles and any cracks in the mortar, loosening it as it does so. In addition to that, moss will hold a lot of water and add an astonishing amount of weight to your roof. Moss and biofilm removal leaves a smart finish, but ultimately prolongs the life of your roof.

We have never and will never pressure wash a roof. Tile manufacturers do not recommend this method of cleaning. We manually remove moss from roofs, using a scaffold tower where ever possible. If we can’t use a scaffold tower we use a roof ladder, harness and rope equipment for our safety and yours. Once we have removed all of the moss, we will treat your roof with a biocide treatment. This delicate balance of chemicals will kill all organic growth and will continue to clean for 6-12 months. Your results will just get better and better!

Moss can be quite resilient even when it seems lifeless. As shown on IKO.com great guide to moss removal you can see that certain moss species can actually survive for months without water! Just a single rain shower is all it needs to bounce back and keep on thriving. So, if you notice your moss looking a bit dried out, why not seize the chance to have our team come and help remove it from your roof? Give us a call for a free quote.
 

After we have removed all of the moss from your roof and treated it, your roof will be smart and clean for a number of years. How many years will depend on where your house is located. We recommend that the moment you see the first tiny pieces of moss returning, you should have us back again. We can then apply another biocide treatment instead of having to do a full scrape along with that. This will save you money as the treatment on its own is far cheaper than having the whole of your roof scraped again!

Moss growth on roof tiles is a common issue in damp and shaded areas. Moss thrives in moisture-rich environments and can quickly take hold on tiles, especially those in areas with limited sunlight. The organic matter in and around your roof, such as leaves and debris, can provide an ideal breeding ground for moss.

Pressure washing can be detrimental to your roof for several reasons. The force of high-pressure water can damage roofing materials, strip away protective coatings, and dislodge shingles or tiles. 

Eco-friendly roof cleaning methods, such as soft washing, use biodegradable cleaning solutions and lower-pressure water. These techniques effectively remove moss, algae, and stains without harming the environment. At Pristine Clean in Cheshire we prioritise green practices and products ensuring minimal ecological impact during the cleaning process.

This is always the biggest question! To help you understand the costing more we made a helpful little blog article about just this. Why not read it here –> How Much Does Roof Cleaning Cost?

see what our customers say about our services...

Always price an excellent service turning up when they say they will and doing an excellent cleaning job on our conservatory.
Sara Lewis
Sara Lewis
29. September, 2023.
Great job and very professional
Vincent Jensen
Vincent Jensen
16. May, 2023.
Gutter clearing + gutter, fascia and soffit cleaning. Really happy with the results from Ibri. Professional from start to finish with Pristine Clean – would recommend!
Gareth Harrison
Gareth Harrison
13. May, 2023.
We were very pleased with the end result Thornton has done an excellent job.
Jean Brookes
Jean Brookes
25. April, 2023.
I am delighted with the service I have received from Pristine clean. The process for providing a quote remotely was easy and time efficient. On the day of the work Ibri arrived on time and has achieved a fabulous result on my patio/path. I would not hesitate to recommend Pristine Clean. Thank you!
Zoe Pugh
Zoe Pugh
24. April, 2023.
Ibri and his team were polite, professional and the quality of work was very high. Would recommend.
Andrea Hj
Andrea Hj
21. February, 2023.
Good communication, reliable and friendly. Excellent job cleaning our car port. Looks like new!
Catherine Gregory
Catherine Gregory
10. October, 2022.
Conservatory and windows cleaned inside and out in preparation for photo’s and viewings for a house move. Came round the day after request, Conservatory roof cleaned so it looks like the day it was installed, windows imacculate inside and out and even cleaned our polycarbonate roof. Reasonably priced. Very professional, safety conscious and generally really positive experience. Thank you.
Sarah Roberts
Sarah Roberts
22. July, 2022.
Amazing job, very professional, cleaned up well afterwards, I would definitely recommend them.
Ann Coffin
Ann Coffin
11. March, 2022.
We called Pristine Clean in for a roof moss removal and treatment job. We couldn’t be happier with the results! Ibri worked so hard come rain or shine, completed the job to a high standard and tidied up so well you’d hardly know he had been here! Will definitely use again and would definitely recommend 👌
Jenny S
Jenny S
4. March, 2022.