Your roof is one of the most critical components of your home, and it is essential to keep it in good condition to protect your home and your family.
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Your roof is exposed to the elements every day and, over time, it can become covered with a variety of substances, including algae, moss, lichen, and dirt. These substances can cause significant damage to your roof over time, and cause inconvenience to you as they begin to affect other parts of your property.
As moss gathers on your roof, it can begin to cause issues with other parts of your property. High winds can cause moss to fall from your roof into your gutters. As a result, water overflows from the gutters and cascades over the side of your property, which can lead to costly repairs and damages to your home. The moss can also fall from the gutter onto your patio, which results in the constant inconvenience of needing to clean your patio.
If you have a conservatory, you may find that high winds and rain cause moss to fall and land on your conservatory roof, which can lead to a dirty appearance that requires regular cleaning.
In addition to the inconvenience caused to you by a build-up of substances such as moss, these substances can also make your roof slippery, which can be dangerous, especially in wet or snowy weather. The weight of the buildup can also put unnecessary stress on your roof, causing it to deteriorate faster, and reducing its lifespan.
In short, regular roof cleaning ensures that your home remains clean and the structural integrity of your roof, as well as the value of your home, is maintained.
Thinking about getting your roof cleaned but not sure where to start? Take a look at our Roof Cleaning Information Guide to see our top tips for finding the right people for the job…
We are a family-run business established in 1974, with a commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and care. We are proud to have built a reputation for excellence, based on our years of experience, our knowledgeable technicians, and our commitment to customer satisfaction.
At Clearstone Solutions, we have the experience and expertise to clean your roof quickly, effectively, and safely. Our technicians are highly trained and use only the latest and most advanced cleaning techniques and equipment to ensure that your roof is left looking its best - we’d be happy to tell you all about it!
In addition to our roof cleaning services, we also offer a range of other services to help maintain your roof, including gutter cleaning, window washing, and pressure washing. Our goal is to help you keep your home looking its best and protect your investment for years to come.
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We know that it can be overwhelming finding the right people for the job. So we have created a simple checklist to help you know what you should be considering when getting your roof cleaned.
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A: If your roof is in good condition and does not have a significant amount of dirt or debris on it, it may not need to be cleaned. However, there are several reasons why you should keep on top of your roof cleaning!
1. Improved appearance: If your roof is visibly dirty or has unsightly stains, cleaning it can improve the overall appearance of your home and make it look more attractive.
2. Increased lifespan: Removing dirt, algae, and other contaminants from the surface of your roof can help to extend its lifespan by preventing damage caused by these materials.
3. Prevention of costly repairs: Regular roof cleaning can help to prevent the need for costly repairs that may be required if the roof is allowed to become too dirty or damaged.
4. Increased property value: A clean roof can increase the value of your property, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
It is a good idea to have a professional inspect your roof to determine whether cleaning is necessary and, if so, what type of cleaning method is best suited for your roof. This will help you to make an informed decision.
A: Roof cleaning can be effective at removing dirt, algae, and other contaminants from the surface of a roof.
Pressure washing is a common method of roof cleaning that involves using a high-pressure water spray to remove dirt and debris from the roof. This method can be effective at removing most types of dirt and debris, but it is important to be careful not to use too much pressure, as this can damage the roofing material.
Chemical cleaning involves using a chemical solution to loosen and dissolve dirt and debris on the roof. This method can be effective at removing stains and other types of stubborn dirt, but it is important to choose a safe and appropriate chemical cleaning solution and to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.
Manual scrubbing involves physically scrubbing the roof with a brush or other tool to remove dirt and debris. This method can be effective at removing dirt, but it is physically demanding and may not be suitable for removing stains or other types of stubborn dirt.
It is important to know that organic growth can only be killed/removed/treated using steam at over 130 degrees or a chemical treatment like SoftWashing. Pressure washing will not kill the organic growth at spore level meaning that the roof will look clean once completed but will become dirty very quickly after as the organic growth (Gloeocapsa Magma) will still be on the roof.
Overall, roof cleaning can be effective at removing dirt and debris from a roof, but the effectiveness of the cleaning method will depend on the specific type of roof and the level of dirt and debris present. If you are not sure which method is best for your roof, Clearstone Solutions would be more than happy to talk you through the options available!
A: It is recommended to have your roof professionally cleaned every two to three years. At Clearstone Solutions we provide a 5 Year Roof Warranty to ensure you have full confidence in the work done.
A: There is a variety of organic growth that can grow on roofs, particularly in humid or moist environments. Common types include:
Moss: Moss is a type of plant that grows in moist or humid environments. It has small, leaf-like structures and a compact growth habit, and it can produce a green or brownish-green staining on the roof.
Algae: Algae are a type of microorganism that can grow on the surface of roofs, particularly in humid or moist environments. Algae can produce a black or greenish-black staining on the roof.
Lichen: Lichen is a type of plant that is composed of a symbiotic relationship between algae and fungi. It can grow on a variety of surfaces, including roofs, and it can produce a green, gray, or brown staining on the roof.
Fungi: Fungi are a type of microorganism that can grow on roofs, particularly in damp or humid conditions. Fungi can produce black or dark brown stains on the roof.
If you are not sure what type of moss or organic growth is growing on your roof, it is a good idea to have a professional roof cleaner inspect your roof to determine the cause of the growth and to recommend a course of action. In some cases, the growth may be able to be removed through cleaning, while in other cases, it may be necessary to apply a chemical treatment to kill the growth and prevent its re-growth.
A: The best time to clean a roof can depend on the climate, the weather conditions, and the type of roofing material. Here are a few general guidelines to consider when deciding when to clean a roof:
Climate: In general, it is best to clean a roof when the weather is mild and not too hot or cold.
Weather conditions: It is generally best to clean a roof on a dry, sunny day, as the cleaning solution will have time to work and will be able to dry properly.
Roofing material: The type of roofing material will also affect the best time to clean a roof. For example, asphalt shingles can be cleaned at any time, but clay tiles may be more prone to damage if they are cleaned when they are wet or frozen. If you are not sure when is the best time to clean your roof, we would be happy to talk you through the options, assess the condition of your roof, and recommend the best time to clean it.
A: Make sure to research the company and ask for references. Additionally, make sure the company is insured and ask about their cleaning processes and products.
Clearstone Solutions uses steam cleaning and SoftWash processes, meaning we can warranty your roof for 5 years (backed up by a third party - SoftWash Systems), providing you with free retreatments (if required) for 5 years after your initial roof clean.
A: The cost of roof cleaning in the UK will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the roof, the type of roofing material, the level of dirt and debris, and the specific cleaning method used.
On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from £699 for a basic roof cleaning. This will typically include pressure washing the roof to remove dirt and debris, as well as minor repairs, such as replacing loose or missing tiles.
If your roof requires more extensive cleaning or repairs, such as chemical cleaning or the removal of moss or algae, you can expect to pay anywhere from £300 to £8000 depending on the size of your roof and the level of infestation.
On top of the roof cleaning costs you will have to allow for access costs like scaffolding, Cherry Picker.
At Clearstone Solutions, we provide a full breakdown of the cost, giving you complete transparency when it comes to our pricing.
A: It is important to hire a professional roof cleaning company as they have the experience and safety equipment needed to safely clean your roof. Clearstone Solutions does not walk on roofs; our fully trained staff use tower-scaffolding or cherry-pickers to access your roof without damaging it.
A: Roof cleaning can potentially be harmful to the environment depending on the cleaning method and chemicals used. Some traditional roof cleaning methods, such as pressure washing with chlorine bleach solutions, can release harmful chemicals and pollutants into the environment.
However, there are eco-friendly and safer alternatives for roof cleaning that are less harmful to the environment. For example, Clearstone Solutions uses a Softwash method with low-pressure water and biodegradable cleaning solutions that are safer for the environment. We also take care of all the waste produced when cleaning your roof to ensure that plants and animals will not be affected by any of the work we undertake.