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...

Matthew Carney
Matthew Carney
2024-04-16
I cannot recommend Ibri and the team highly enough. We had our roof cleaned and treated to keep the moss at bay and the results truly speak for themselves. We will not hesitate to rebook for any future cleaning jobs.
Thomas Sutton
Thomas Sutton
2024-03-18
Nothing but positive things to say about Ibri and the whole team at Pristine Clean. They recently attended my property to remove moss from the roof. Not only did they deliver exactly what they said they would, at the price originally quoted, but the quality of work, and Ibri’s attention to detail, is second to none. He worked so hard throughout the entire job. I would not hesitate to recommend Pristine Clean. They’ll be the only company I call for any type of cleaning work going forward.
Christine Jones
Christine Jones
2024-03-01
Excellent job…pressure washed our terrace and side flags in less than two hours! Delighted
Z Worthington
Z Worthington
2024-02-28
Windows always look amazing and jet washing and re sanding drive way looks fabulous
I d
I d
2024-02-16
Fantastic service received from Pristine Clean with fast and prompt communications offering very competitive rates. The 2 person team arrived on time and did a great job without any fuss. I will definitely be using them again and recommending them to all of my neighbours. Thank you Pristine Clean
Sara Lewis
Sara Lewis
2023-09-29
Always price an excellent service turning up when they say they will and doing an excellent cleaning job on our conservatory.
Vincent Jensen
Vincent Jensen
2023-05-16
Great job and very professional
Gareth Harrison
Gareth Harrison
2023-05-13
Gutter clearing + gutter, fascia and soffit cleaning. Really happy with the results from Ibri. Professional from start to finish with Pristine Clean - would recommend!
Jean Brookes
Jean Brookes
2023-04-25
We were very pleased with the end result Thornton has done an excellent job.