Roof Cleaning in Cheltenham & The Cotswolds

Roof cleaning in Cheltenham is often required due to moss growing on our roofs! over time Moss, Lichen and Mould can cause damage to the pointing and structure of the roof. Find out why in this article why we have these problems

Throughout Cheltenham and the UK many roofs look the same! rarely do people consider roof cleaning! so many other people roofs are coverd in moss. Its only when they discover problems and then its to late for a roof cleaning and the only other option is an expensive new roof costing tens of thousands. Can you Save money with a roof cleaning in Cheltenham?

Is it really worth having a roof cleaning treatment?

There are thousands of different types of microorganisms growing on our roofs in Cheltenham the main culprit is moss. Moss grows really thick and before you know it you have moss in your gutters and making a mess on your patio and driveway. Moss can block up your gutters if you don’t keep on top of it with an annual gutter clearing schedule. Water can then get into your roof line and the moss can cause damage to your roof.

Is Pressure washing a good way of cleaning your roof?

Many people think pressure washing is a good idea for roof cleaning. Pressure washing may make your roof look great instantly and clean all the moss off your roof simultaneously. The only thing is that if your moss is covering damage that you cannot see i.e loose, cracked roof tiles or poor pointing, it’s a sure fire way of destroying your roof and blasting off your tiles and pointing causing extensive damage. Do you want roof tiles and cement flying off your roof from a pressure washer? Do you want water blasted into your roof space with high pressure?

Can Moss damage your roof?

Moss is like a sponge and when there is lots of moss growing on your roof it’s like a carpet of sponge covering your roof. It grows in all the cracks, crevices and takes root under, in and around the roof tiles. When it rains moss absorbs the water which helps it grow and spread further, Also in colder weather when it freezes the water can expand by approximately 9%.

How safe is roof cleaning?

There are many risks associated with roof cleaning so its important you select the right roof cleaning company for your roof.

Roofs come in all shapes and size and its not a case of one size fits all. Roofs are structured from many different types of tiles and some roofs maybe in better condition than others. Some Roofs may not be suitable for SoftWash or Roof Cleaning if they are in bad condition.

It also depends on the infestation level of microorganisms (Moss, Algae, Lichen, Fungus) and how much growth is there.

When its a low infestation level of roof moss it may be safer to have a SoftWash treatment which will kill the moss and allow the weather cycles to softly clean your roof over the coming months. SoftWash is by far the safest way to clean your roof without having to actually get up and manually scrape the moss from the roof.

If there is a heavy infestation of roof moss your roof may require a De-Moss also known as a Roof Moss Removal service which can take time and also can be challenging and technical.

Cheltenham Roof Cleaning Safety

There are many risks associated with roof cleaning, the main one is falling from height which can result in serious injury or even death.

Working at height regulations state that:-

“Roof work is high risk and falls from roofs, through fragile roofs and fragile roof lights are one of the most common causes of workplace death and serious injury. As well as in construction, these accidents can also occur on roofs of factories, warehouses and farm buildings when roof repair work or roof cleaning is being carried out

“There is a common misconception that ladders and stepladders are banned, but this is not the case. There are many situations where a ladder is the most suitable equipment for working at height.

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How can you clean your roof safely ?

SkyLine SoftWash based in Longlevens, Gloucester have years of experience in cleaning many different types of roofs in many different regions throughout Gloucester and UK . SkyLine SoftWash have the right knowledge, Equipment and training to clean your roof in a safe way keeping risk to a minimum.

Options of Safe Access to you roof

There are many occasions when cleaning roofs there will be no need to use any access equipment when using a SoftWash System, Soft Washing your roof can be achieved from ground level or gutter level using a ladder. However if you have lots of moss growing on your roof with thick heavy infestation of fungus it may mean using access equipment as your roof may need to have a De-Moss ( Moss removal service)

  • Scaffold Towers
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Rope Access
  • Roof ladders

When using access equipment the risks go up and also the costs. If you can SoftWash your roof before the moss gets too bad and have a proactive SoftWash treatment on your roof you will never have the expense of having to have someone de-moss your roof.

So if your looking at getting your roof cleaned, get it done sooner rather than later as it may cost you more in the long run if you leave it to late!

Steps of How to clean your roof Safely

There are a few options of the best practice of how to clean your roof in Cheltenham, to start with its best to go with the safest low risk option which is “SoftWash.” However, one of our team can offer a FREE Roof survey to assess your roof to see which is the most effective and safest way to clean your roof with the best outcome for you.

Roof Cleaning Options

  • SoftWash Treatment (allow weather cycles to gently clean the roof after treatment)
  • De-Moss (Moss removal for heavy moss build-up)
  • De-Moss & SoftWash
  • DOFF Steam roof cleaning (low pressure 150 Degree heat low water volume system)

DOFF Steam cleaning (Roof cleaning option)

If you don’t want to use chemicals for roof cleaning there is the option to use DOFF however this is most likely to be the highest cost option due to the cost of running the DOFF and also safe roof access equipment will be needed. It will most likely be the most time consuming too

If you want a non-evasive Soft Steam clean low pressure that can clean your roof without chemicals SkyLine SoftWash can help.

What ever you need SkyLine SoftWash have you covered!

For your FREE SoftWash roof cleaning demo in Cheltenham please get in touch and one of our team will be with you as soon as possible.

SoftWash Roof Cleaning Technique

Using the SoftWash cleaning technique not only cleans your Cheltenham roof but kills any growth at the root, leaving you with longer lasting cleaner roofing. Prevention is better than cure. Our exterior cleaning and roofing restoration can effectively remove a whole range of contaminants including:

  • Stains
  • Algae
  • Mould
  • Spores
  • Carbon deposits
  • UV damaged surfaces
  • Moss
  • Lichens

Roof Cleaning in Cheltenham

Professional Roof Cleaning

Specialist Roof Cleaning Company

Your roof and exteriors are actually NOT DIRTY, they are INFESTED with microorganisms like bacteria, algae, mould, fungus, and lichen.

BY the time These microorganisms start to grow they can shorten the lifespan of your roof by decomposing the roofing material itself. By Sanitizing these surfaces we can provide you a truly clean exterior

SkyLine SoftWash provides a professional De-Moss and roof cleaning service in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, serving the Gloucestershire community and the surrounding counties.

SkyLine SoftWash uses specialist SoftWash Systems using the low-pressure method when cleaning roofs, meaning we are able to thoroughly clean your roof without causing any damage to your roof.

When cleaning a roof generally speaking there is no need for someone to step foot on your roof, Meaning that there is less chance of cracked and damaged roof tiles occurring by people stepping on them.

Soft Washing gives you the clean you expect with all the benefits of pest control like application, sanitizing the surface and lasting 4 – 6 times longer than pressure washing.

Microorganism spread rapidly on roofs in the UK because of the climate we have here. As the weather warms up along with increased moisture from the meting pols, Mould, Moss, and Algae on roofs will become a bigger problem in the future.

So by having a SoftWash Roof Treatment on your roof, this will keep these nasty bacteria at bay and stop them decomposing your roof.

By having your roof cleaned this will mean your roof will last a lot longer, and increase the curb appeal if you decide to sell your property.

Our highly professional roof cleaning service will not only leave your roof looking in much better condition but can also have the added advantage of saving you money in the long run due to huge repair bills. Our service can also help improve the value and appearance of your property.

Roof cleaning with a difference, The Alternative to pressure washing. Cleaning your roof from all debris, organic growth, dirt, and grime, Using Biodegradable SoftWash Systems cleaners, leaving your roof completely clear and ensure they have a longer lifespan.

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Why Choose Skyline Softwash?

  • Local, Trusted, Reliable Family Run Business
  • DBS Checked
  • SAFE contractor Approved
  • Softwash Systems (tm) Authorised Professionals
  • IPAF/MEWPs Trained Operatives
  • CSCS Registered Staff
  • PASMA Trained Operatives
  • STONE HEALTH DOFF Approved Contractor
  • Trained to Work from Heights
  • 5 Year Spot-Free Warranty on Roof Cleaning
  • 100% Plant Protection
  • Biodegradable Chemicals
  • 5m Pounds Public Liability
  • Zero Pressure Chemical Cleaning