Why you should have your roof cleaned

In this guide, we'll look at the pros and cons of having your roof cleaned, including moss removal and softwashing.

Blog | 05 Febr 2024 | 5 min read

The benefits of having your roof cleaned

Most people don’t consider roof cleaning as a necessary home maintenance task. But it’s actually an important part of keeping your home in top condition. A clean roof not only looks better, but it can also extend the life of your roof and prevent costly repairs. Here are some of the benefits of roof cleaning:

Remove debris and leaves

One of the main benefits of roof cleaning is that it removes debris and leaves that can clog your gutters and down spouts. When gutters and down spouts are clogged, they can’t do their job of draining water away, which can lead to water damage.

Prevent moss and algae growth

Moss and algae can grow on your roof, and while they may not seem like a big deal, they can actually cause serious damage. Moss and algae hold moisture against your roof, which can lead to rot and leaks. In addition, when moss and algae grow on your roof, they can make your home look old and unkempt.

Improve curb appeal

A clean roof can do wonders for your home’s curb appeal. If you’re thinking of selling your home, or if you just want it to look its best, roof cleaning can make a big difference.

Extend the life of your roof

One of the best benefits of roof cleaning is that it can actually extend the life of your roof. A clean roof is less likely to develop leaks and other problems, which means it will last longer. In addition, when you have your roof cleaned regularly, you can catch problems early, before they cause serious damage.

Save you money

Regular roof cleaning can save you money in the long run by preventing expensive repairs. As we mentioned, a clean roof is less likely to develop leaks and other problems. In addition, catching problems early can save you money on repairs.

Roof cleaning is a great way to improve the look of your home and extend the life of your roof. Contact us to schedule a roof cleaning appointment.

The risks of cleaning your roof yourself

If you’re thinking about cleaning your roof yourself, you should know that it’s not as easy as it looks. In fact, it’s actually quite dangerous. That’s why it’s important to hire a professional roof cleaning company.

Having your roof cleaned is important to maintain its appearance and prolong its life. However, there are some risks associated with roof cleaning that you should be aware of before you begin.

One of the biggest risks of roof cleaning is that you could damage your roof if you're not careful. Using a pressure washer to clean your roof could easily strip away the protective coating that helps keep your roof in good condition. This could lead to leaks and other problems down the road.

Another risk of roof cleaning is that you could injure yourself if you're not careful. For example, if you're cleaning your roof from a ladder, you could easily fall and hurt yourself.

Finally, roof cleaning can be a messy job. If you're not careful, you could easily get cleaning solution and dirt all over your home. This could lead to stains and other problems.

Overall, roof cleaning is a necessary part of maintaining your home. However, you should leave it to professionals like us who have years of experience. If you're not careful, you could easily damage your roof or injure yourself.

We have the proper equipment and safety gear to clean your roof safely and we know how to properly treat your roof to prevent damage so get in touch today using the form below.

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.

The cost of roof cleaning

The cost of roof cleaning will vary depending on the size of your roof and the type of roof you have. The average cost of roof cleaning depends on how much build up is on the roof. However, if you have a very large roof or a roof with multiple levels, the cost could be higher.

If you’re concerned about the cost of roof cleaning, you should know that it’s an investment that will pay off in the long run. A clean roof will last longer and will increase the value of your home. 

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, Worcester, Stourbridge.

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