Local Roof Cleaning Service

The cost of cleaning roofs has dropped because of the latest methods make it more affordable and more people are choosing to have theirs cleaned.

  • Removing moss reduces weight and prolongs the life of the roof
  • Biocide treatment stops moss returning for a few years
  • New technology allows for your roof to be cleaned safely
  • Never allow a contractor to use a jet wash on your roof as it will remove the skin from the roof tile. 

How we remove moss from the roof

We have a roof scraper that was designed and manufactured by a roof cleaning professional, we have different scrapers for different shaped roof tiles, attached to a telescopic pole.

We drag all the moss down towards the gutter line and then bag it all up and remove. We make sure that the down pipes are closed so the moss and debris cannot block them up.  Text your full address to 07791465052 or use Whatsapp as you can send us pictures from every elevation. Local Roof & Gutter Cleaning Email us at admin@local-guttercleaner.co.uk 

Biocide Roof Treatment for Roofs

We spray a biocide on the moss free roof and it immediately goes to work, killing all the spores, lichen, and any other organic growth on your roof, we do not rinse the solution as it will continue to work for many months. We also offer another treatment that will make your roof look like new, ask us when we come to provide a free no obligation quote.

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How long will the cleaning of my roof take?

This will depend upon the size of your roof and its condition; if moss build up is particularly bad for example, it will take longer to clean than a roof with light damage. In addition, the length of time will depend upon the ease of access to the roof. If it can be cleaned from ground level by the use of extendable poles, it may be a faster job than if you have to go to the bother of using a cherry picker.

According to professional roof cleaning companies, it should take between 1 and 3 days to clean your roof and to clean up afterwards. 

One of the most time-consuming aspects of cleaning a roof is the clean-up operation afterwards. Not only will the mossy build up and algae need to be disposed of; cleaning a roof with biocide and bleach needs to be handled very carefully in order to avoid causing pollution. This is a dirty job that must be carried out properly so hiring a professional service is always a much easier option than attempting this yourself.

A professional roof cleaning service will carry out the job much faster than is possible by an individual, plus a professional service has all the right equipment to make the job fast and easy.

However, one of the best advantages of calling in the professionals is that you don’t have to worry about the clean-up operation afterwards.

Why do you need to keep your roof clean? The mold, mildew, algae. Lichen and moss need to be removed from your roof. Metal roofs can develop oxidation which also be removed. By cleaning your roof, you prolong its life and function. Often it can be the north and west sides of your roof that get less sun and heat, the shady sides causing soot, biomass and dirt build up this then affects the amount of heat the house or building absorbs.


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I guess thats one of your main questions how much does roof cleaning cost? Obviously the price will depend on how many square metres need to be carefully scraped and then treated with a biocide or bleach. Detached, semi detached or terraced? What area in the UK are you located/ 1, 2 or 3 floors? What is the pitch like? Good access all round, or not? will the operative need a cherry picker? Here is a well written price guide to answer the question how much does roof cleaning cost? 

How do you clean a roof

What is the best method to clean my roof? A nice clean and efficient roof can be achieved using Sodium Percarbonate or bleach solution. Or other commercial cleaning products that maybe available on the market. Authorities like the national federation of roofing contractors NFRC or the ARMA in the US recommends using a 50/50 solution of Sodium Hypochlorite at 12.5% this is chiefly used as a swimming pool cleaner which can be purchased at certain farm outlets or even on buy sodium hypochlorite on Amazon. Mix it half and half with water, use your discretion of course and consult an expert if you chose to clean your own roof in this way. Heard of Zinc Sulphate? Research this and look at Zinc strips being installed at the peak of your roof to reduce regrowth.

What tools do I need to clean my roof? Why not purchase an electric roof sprayer that is normally used to spray crops, they will have a hardy pump that can tolerate bleach, this will kill any organic growth build up on your roof, like algae, bacteria, fungus, moss, mildew and so on. This method is called soft washing as opposed to using a high powered jet washer or pressure washer. Any pump with more than 100 psi can be harmful to the tiles. Different tips that attach to the low pressure lance can be used to reach the peak of your roof safely without having to climb up onto the roof, and another spray tip which produces a fan effect for the lower levels, and of course a good water source to rinse off the Sodium Hypochlorite mix.

There are numerous roof cleaning methods available. A professional service will offer you a range of options and be able to advise you on the best course of action for cleaning your roof. You may need to factor in the cost of hiring a cherry picker. Alternatively, your roof cleaning service should be able to operate the roof cleaning process from ground level. It all depends on the size and the height of your property

Many professional roof cleaners use a range of roof scrapers – different shapes to suit different types of roofing tiles, and these are used to scrape off the moss, before disposing of it. This is the first step of roof cleaning and is a messy although effective process.

An alternative to scraping is to use a low-pressure wash or steam clean. This can be operated from ground level by the use of extendible poles and does the same job as manually scraping the moss from the roof although it can be much messier especially if carried out in windy conditions.

Once the roof is scraped free from moss and lichen, the next step is to use a biocide. This kills off all organic growth on the roof and removes spores, lichen and algae that if left in place would quickly regrow. A professional service may also offer additional treatments such as a sealant which will protect your roof long into the future.

The bottom line is that although you can clean your roof yourself having your roof cleaned professionally is always easiest option.

What Does Roof Cleaning Cost?

How much does roof cleaning cost? See our Google Earth roof measuring tool method to measure your roof and calculate an approximate roof cleaning quote. Roof cleaning does not have to be expensive especially when you consider that this is an essential part of home maintenance. However, the costs will largely depend upon the size of your roof and property and the type of cleaning that you choose.

If you choose to clean your roof yourself, you will need to invest in the right equipment. The safest way to clean your roof is to operate the cleaning process at ground level so you will need a steam cleaner with extendable poles in order to carry out a low-pressure wash. If not, and you have a larger property, you may need to hire a cherry picker in order to reach high areas.

In addition, you will need to invest in the right roof cleaning products such as biocide and bleach in order to keep the roof clean for the next few years. If you do not treat your roof, the moss and lichen will return very quickly and you may have to repeat the cleaning process within a year.

It is important to note that you should never use your pressure washer on your roof tiles. Although it can sometimes be effective it can cause permanent damage to some types of roofing materials.

In most cases, the most cost-effective option is to call in a professional roof cleaning service.  That way you do not have to invest and store roof cleaning equipment yourself and you can be assured of a professional and long-lasting job! Generally roof cleaning starts at £350 and can be as much as £2500 for a large detached house.

What Results can I expect from my roof clean?

Cleaning your roof improves the whole appearance of your property. Once your roof is free of moss and lichen it will instantly make your home look clean and tidy and in good condition.

In truth, the most important aspect of roof cleaning is usually cosmetic. After all we all spend time and money improving our homes but if you forget the condition of your roof it will ruin this good appearance.  Whether you are considering selling your property or just want to improve the overall look of your home, cleaning your roof certainly works.

In addition, cleaning your roof does improves and extend its longevity. Moss and lichen can build up especially on areas of shade and this can have an impact on the amount of heat that your home can absorb. Failing to clean your roof can lead to damp so can have a serious impact on the comfort of your home as well as your heating bills.

Once your roof is cleaned and treated, it should look like new. Roof tiles will be bright and back to their original colour. Cleaning instantly revitalises the appearance of your home and whatever the age of your property you will be amazed by the finished effect.

Calling in the services of a professional roof cleaning company is a very simple way to improve your home.  But If you needed any more convincing to have this essential home maintenance carried out, just take a look at any company’s professional portfolio and check out the before and after pictures! 

Text your full address to 07791465052 or use Whatsapp as you can send us pictures from every elevation. Local Roof & Gutter Cleaning. Email us at admin@local-guttercleaner.co.uk

Local Roof Cleaning Service