Roof cleaning & moss removal service

Professional, safe roof cleaning and moss removal using low-pressure, long-lasting soft washing techniques.

Roof cleaning

Having your roof cleaned not only improves the look of the building but is an essential part to good property maintenance.

Your roof is the first line of defence for your property, protecting your home and business from damage caused by wind and rain. Moss growth, along with a build up of algae, dirt, and other debris can cause serious damage to your roof.

Built-up roof debris can cause cracks between roof tiles, allowing moisture inside. The potential repair work for rotting roof timber and cracked tiles will cost you more, and may lead to the roof being completly replaced.

Regular maintenance will extend the life of your roof and prevent lasting damage to the property, saving you thousands in repairs.

Moss removal and soft washing

At Tip Top Exteriors, we use soft washing to get a better, longer-lasting clean without damaging the roof. High pressure cleaning methods can cause substantial damage to a roof, it is not a recommended technique by roofing manufacturers and roofer associations.

Soft washing is a safe, gentle process for roof cleaning and restoration. We use an eco-friendly chemical solution designed to treat the specific roof moss and algae. Unlike high pressure washing, the process does not cause any damage to the roof. Soft washing not only cleans, but kills the bacteria at the root, and slows its regrowth process.

  • Step 1: Assessment

    As part of our quotation process, we perform a risk assessment, and identify the cause of the moss growth on the roof. We will also look for areas of the roof that will need repairs before we can clean.
  • Step 2: Moss removal

    We then remove the majority of visible moss from your roof tiles. We do this by hand, and using specialist roof scraping tools.
  • Step 3: Soft wash treatment

    We apply an eco-friendly soft wash treatment to the roof tiles using our specialist soft wash equipment. The soft wash treatment will kill any remaining moss, algae and lichens that are still on the roof. This also forms a barrier which protects the roof from regrowth for years to come.

  • Step 4: Gutter clearing

    To remove moss, we scrape the moss down the roof, some of which will enter your gutters. We make sure we clean up after ourselves, and will clear all the debris from your guttering.

  • Step 5: Clean up

    We rinse any remaining detergent and debris from the roof. Your roof is now clean, secure, and protected from the regrowth of moss and lichen for years to come.

We always clean up after ourselves and promise to leave your property clean and tidy, as we originally found it after the cleaning process has been completed.

Roof cleaning can take 1-2 days depending on the size of your property. We will need access to a standard household plug, and ideally the use of an outside tap.

Let's get your roof cleaned

  • Protect your building from water damage
  • Improve the look of your property
  • Low cost, long-lasting clean
  • Increase the lifespan of your roof

How much does roof cleaning cost?

All jobs are different, so we will give you a price after surveying the property. The price can be affected by the type of roof, how easy it is to access, and how much moss and dirt is built-up.

Read our Roof cleaning price guide

Why do we use soft washing?

Our soft washing system uses a low-pressure chemical solution to remove organisms on external surfaces. We use environmentally friendly chemicals that are not harmful to flowers or animals and is very effective against moss, lichens and containments on your roof. Soft washing your roof is safe and will not damage your roof or dislodge roof tiles. We do not use pressure washers on your roof as it will damage it.

What does soft washing actually do to a roof?

It's no secret that a roof can take a beating from the elements, high winds and heavy rain are commonplace in the UK. Over time, your roof can become stained and discolored from dirt, pollen, and other airborne debris.

Soft washing is a low-pressure cleaning method that uses a gentle stream of water and biodegradable cleaning solutions to clean roofs without damaging them. Soft washing is the safest and most effective way to clean a roof. It's also the best way to protect your investment. A clean roof not only looks better, but it also lasts longer.

If you're thinking about having your roof cleaned, be sure to hire a professional who specializes in soft washing. This type of cleaning is different from power washing, and it requires special equipment and training. Tip Top Exteriors are a specialist roof cleaning company with the knowledge and experience to clean your roof safely and effectively.

What happens if you don't clean your roof?

Neglecting roof maintenance will result in further damage to your property. If your roof is not kept in good condition it becomes the perfect environment for mould growth and dampness in your property. Read our article on why you should have your roof cleaned.

How often should your roof be cleaned?

After our soft wash your roof should stay clean for up to 5 years. You should always look out for signs it may need cleaning sooner as depending on the environment and condition of your property it might need cleaning more regularly.

Common signs your roof needs cleaning

Overtime your roof will begin to show signs it is time to get it cleaned. A build-up of Algae, moss and lichens will cause lasting damage that could result in you needing to replace roof tiles if not your entire roof…

The top 4 common signs that your roof needs cleaning:

  1. Visible growth on your roof.
  2. Black streaks on your roof.
  3. Your gutters are blocked.
  4. Dampness in your property. Mould growth on your roof can cause dampness in your property.

Find out how to check if your roof needs cleaning in our guide.

Why choose Tip Top Exteriors for roof cleaning in Halesowen

  • Experts trained in all forms external cleaning and repair, both from ground and at height.
  • All detergents and solvents used are eco-friendly and non-harmful to pets, plant life, and children. 
  • Full public liability insurance
    — up to £2,000,000
  • We always use the right tool for the job, even if it means using good, old-fashioned elbow grease.

What our customers say


“Straightforward and easy to deal with from quotation to completion. Very pleased following clearance of a lot of moss from our roof, gutters cleaned and window sills and patio washed. ”

- David D.

“We had the moss removed and treated on our roof. Really nice work, the lads were on time and professional throughout. Explained the process, and did a really nice job. Would highly recommend. ”

- Luke H.

“They responded quickly to my inquiry, gave a good price, arrived on time, were friendly, polite and worked hard completing the task. Very pleased with the end result, roof looks great and the fascia and windows were cleaned too. ”

- Kate K.

Local roof cleaning company

Tip Top Exteriors are based in Halesowen and have been cleaning roofs in the surrounding areas for years. Areas we cover include:

Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, WorcesterStourbridge.

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