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Our 2021 guide to roof cleaning costs is all you need to save on getting your roof cleaned for less. Detailed information and weekly updated prices can be found below:
Let's take a look at some average roof cleaning prices based on different roof sizes:
|Hand-removal & treatment||Small||£426.30|
|Hand-removal & treatment||Medium||£490.00|
|Hand-removal & treatment||Large||£558.60|
|Hand-removal & treatment||1m2||£7.84|
(Prices taken from multiple sources and averaged)
Prices Checked 22/07/2021
The final price for having your roof professionally cleaned will depend on several factors, with one of the most important ones being the location of your home. Higher prices will normally be quoted for properties in and around central London than in outlying areas or suburbs.
Slightly larger businesses tend to quote prices that are a little higher. For instance:
Larger roof cleaning companies will often charge higher rates to cover their overhead expenses. As a result, pricing quoted by them can average as follows:
Other aspects that can affect the cost of your quote include:
The amount of time required to get your roof clean depends on factors such as:
It’s essential for the companies to inspect your property before they will be able to provide you with an accurate quote. Companies that provide pricing over the phone may initially under quote and provide you with an invoice for a much higher amount on completion of the job.
One of the quickest ways to improve the appearance of your home is to have its roof professionally cleaned. This will not only help remove any dirt, lichen, moss and mould that have accumulated on its surface over time; it will enable your roof to look as good as new once again.
Below is some handy information regarding the cost of having your home’s roof cleaned, how long it will take and how to ensure that the job gets done properly.
Whilst you're having your roof cleaned, it can make sense to get some additional work carried out, particularly if they also need scaffolding erected. Here are some of the services that can compliment a good clean:
You may experience more moss growth than you would like for a variety of reasons. Firstly, tiles are the perfect material for the moss to cling onto due to their rough surface texture. Secondly, there is a constant source of water in the form of rain run-off. Lastly, you may have overhanging branches, or portions of your roof that are shaded by other buildings causing an ideal habitat for moss to grow. We have more information on cleaning moss from your roof in another guide.
If your roof is South facing the moss will take longer to grow back, so you could be looking at anywhere up to 6-7 years. If however your roof is North facing then depending on the type of treatment and cleaning that was carried out, it could be anywhere from 2-5 years.
Contractors can use different methods to ensure that your roof gets a thorough cleaning, including:
Regardless of the option used, preparation work will be required ahead of time. This includes organising free access to all parts of your roof and ensuring that any items that could be damaged during cleaning are covered or packed away safely.
After your roof has been cleaned, the contractor may provide you with the option of having a chemical sprayed on to it that prevents moss from growing back. In some cases, other forms of sealants and/or coatings may be offered if your contractor deems them to be a more suitable option for your roof.
You will more than likely want to coat your roof after having it cleaned, a service that most professionals offer. The cost of coating your roof after cleaning can be anywhere from £1250 to £2000 depending on your roof size. It is essentially a paint for your tiles which will greatly enhance the look of your roof, but ultimately require you to repaint it after a number of years.
In cases where there is a severe accumulation of dirt, moss and mould that has accumulated on your roof, it can cause damage over time. Some types of roof tiles could deteriorate if they are not cleaned every few years as well. However, the main benefit of having your roof cleaned is that it will give your home a fabulous facelift at an extremely affordable price.
Most homeowners don’t feel comfortable working at a height, meaning that they may not be able to get the job done as well as a professional could. As a result, it is not usually recommended that property owners attempt roof cleaning on their own.
It’s also quite risky working on a roof, as the slightest error in judgement can result in serious injuries occurring. Companies who specialise in roof cleaning have hired professionals who are comfortable with working at a height and as such; they know which precautions need to be taken to remain safe.
If you’re keen to have your roof professionally cleaned, it’s essential to obtain more than one quote beforehand. It’s easier than you think to obtain quotes from several contractors when completing our website contact form.
The more quotes you’re provided with, the more likely it will be that you receive one that you can afford. In most cases, it’s recommended to obtain a minimum of three quotes before having your roof cleaned.
When searching for roof cleaning quotes, it’s essential to ensure that you only obtain these from accredited tradespeople or companies. As many as 25% of homeowners have stated that they have been scammed by tradespeople over the years, so it’s important to do your research before accepting a quote. This will prevent you from hiring a tradesperson or company that over quotes, does a poor job or takes upfront payment and doesn’t do the work.
Below are some pointers to keep in mind when searching for roof cleaning quotes:
Keeping the above mentioned points in mind will help ensure that a professional arrives at your door to give your roof a thorough cleaning. The best part is that you will be contacted within a day or two at the most after completing our contact form, so you won’t have to wait any longer than necessary to get your roof looking as good as new again.