Roof Cleaning

Roof Cleaning

 

Roof Cleaning

Shine On UK provides an expert roof cleaning service. We only use HSE licensed products. The UK climate encourages the growth of moss, fungi, algae and lichens, all of which thrive on roofs, along with dirt and other air pollutants.

Roof cleaning can make a world of difference to the appearance of your property. When thoroughly cleaned, your property can be restored to a near new finish and tiles can be restored to their original colour, giving your building a new lease of life.

Different roofs require different approaches for the best results. Therefore, we offer 3 different cleaning methods to suit the roof, and your budget.

 

Option 1 Scrape & Biocide

We will remove as much moss and algae as possible by manually scraping. Then, with specialised soft wash equipment, we will treat your roof with Professional Grade Biocide chemical. Our Biocide contains no solvents, acids, or bleach and will not affect silicone additives, sealants, or coatings used in modern construction. This is a treatment that will stop the regrowth and kill any fungal growth for anywhere up to 3-5 years. We recommend a biocide treatment once every 3-5 years to keep on top of regrowth this is a maintenance treatment. Post-treatment, we allow nature to do the work for us. Dead vegetation is dispersed by routine cycles of wind sun and rain, to gradually reveal the original appearance of the tiles. This “self-cleansing” can take many weeks or sometimes months depending on the location of the property, the condition of the roof tiles, and the type of roofing material being cleaned. 

 

Option 2 Soft-wash & Biocide Treatment

We will remove as much moss and algae as possible by manually scraping. Then, with specialised soft wash equipment, We will treat your roof with the soft-wash chemicals. This will provide a more instant result than option 1. It is possible some lichen may be visible but will be dead and could take a couple of months or so to flake off.

 Soft-Wash can be used on roofs, driveways, rendered walls, brick walls, stone walls, timber fences, decking, and more! This is not power washing, instead low-pressure is used to apply a cleaning solution, which will remove mould, mildew, algae, moss, and airborne contaminants.

Once washed down with a soft wash solution we will treat the roof with a Professional Grade Biocide. Our Biocide contains no solvents, acids, or bleach and will not affect silicone additives, sealants, or coatings used in modern construction. This is a treatment that will stop the regrowth and kill any fungal growth for anywhere up to 3-5 years, we recommend a biocide treatment once every 3-5 years to keep on top of regrowth this is a maintenance treatment. Post-treatment, we allow nature to do the work for us. Dead vegetation is dispersed by routine cycles of wind sun and rain, to gradually reveal the original appearance of the tiles. This “self-cleansing” can take many weeks or sometimes months depending on the location of the property, the condition of the roof tiles, and the type of roofing material being cleaned.

 

Option 3 Roof Pressure washing (Steam Cleaning)

We can steam clean your roof using specialised pressure washing equipment for an instant result. We will use a tower or lift to access the roof. An inspection is required prior to cleaning, and if we think steam cleaning is not an option for you, we will recommend one of the above methods instead. Once cleaned, we recommend treating the roof with Professional Grade Biocide as a preventative treatment, for a long-lasting result.

NB Roofs that are heavily contaminated with moss often need a pre-treatment to kill the moss, which will aid removal.