Roof Cleaning Manchester

Soft wash roof cleaning services & roof moss removal in Stockport, Lancashire, Cheshire & Northwest



Roof tiles after moss removal and soft washing

We provide professional roof cleaning services and roof moss removal in Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire and across the northwest of England.

We are experienced roof cleaners and can safely restore and rejuvenate your roof tiles making a roof look like new again.

Is roof cleaning necessary?

Yes it is. One of the largest roof tile manufacturers in the UK is Marley Tiles and their maintenance blog clearly states that :

“moss and lichen should be removed to avoid possible water ingress into the roof space.”

There are numerous other independent sources online all making clear that regular roof maintenance, roof cleaning and moss removal are necessary to prolong the life expectancy and effectiveness of a tiled roof.

Excessive moss on a roof can hamper the flow of rainwater down a roof into the gutters from where water it is directed into the drains. Roof moss acts like a sponge and soaks up large amounts of water for prolonged periods of time. This means the tiles underneath the moss are kept permanently damp and this can lead to cracks and damage to roof tiles and water then entering the roof.

Moss also grows into mortar joints that hold ridge tiles in place and it can easily crack, damage and loosen joints leading to loose and unsafe tiles.

How do Truclean Plus remove moss & clean roof tiles in Manchester and Cheshire?

We follow the advice of leading clay and concrete roof tile manufacturers such as Redland, Marley and Sandtoft and use only recommended methods for roof moss removal and low pressure soft wash roof cleaning.

Roof moss removal

We remove moss from roofs by gently scraping away the moss using specialist, professional moss removal tools designed for clearing away moss from roof tiles.

These scrapers are attached to long reach telescopic poles and we manually remove the roof moss.

We access the roof using specially developed scaffold towers for commercial use that take us up to the height of the roof and guttering, and from this stable platform we are able to clean away. This link to the UK Health and Safety Executive website provides more detailed information on scaffold towers and their use.

Our roof cleaning and roof moss removal services in Manchester and Cheshire will clean away all moss, lichen, algae, mildew and other organic growths from your roof meaning it will not only look so much better but it will also function better and last longer.

Is your roof cleaning service in Manchester insured?

Yes it is. All our exterior cleaning services are covered by full public liability insurance for your protection and peace of mind.


What is soft wash roof cleaning?

We provide professional soft washing services in Manchester and throughout the northwest including our low pressure soft wash roof cleaning.

What is soft washing?

Soft washing is a recent development in the cleaning industry and is the low pressure application of specialist cleaning products specifically developed to safely and effectively clean outdoor areas and hard surfaces that could be damaged by high power pressure washing.

It is particularly effective at cleaning and removing unsightly black, green and red algae, lichen spots, moss and other bological spores and growths. We use only high quality cleaning products developed for professional use by soft washing contractors. These products are completely safe to be used on all known house and building exteriors and hard surfaces. Soft washing has been proven to be the safest and most effective method for:

  • roof cleaning
  • render cleaning, K Rend & Weber Render
  • uPVC, fascia, soffit and cladding cleaning

When cleaning roofs we use a low-pressure wash alongside eco-friendly cleaning solutions to completely restore roof surfaces.

Our Manchester roof cleaning team have a wealth of experience and industry knowledge when it comes to roof cleaning and it is because of this that they are able to produce amazing results for our customers.

When the roof cleaning is complete we then finish off by applying a long lasting anti fungicide product that prevents the regrowth of moss on your roof.


Do you jet wash roofs?

No, we do not jet wash roof tiles and we don’t advise this roof cleaning method. Our reasoning for this is very smple – we listen to what the roof tile manufacturers say. No one knows their products better than them, and all clay, concrete and slate tile makers explicitly warn against jet washing roofs.

Blasting roof tiles with hgh pressure water is likely to strip away the granular protective coating on tiles and can invalidate warranties.

The Marley maintenance blog clearly states:

“The use of high powered jet washes is not recommended as it can damage the surface of the slate or tile, thus reducing its expected life considerably.”

So the advice from the experts is very clear – jet washing is not a suitable method for cleaning moss or other staining from roof tiles.

Truclean Plus follow that advice and there are further risks with jet washing roofs that include:

  • damaging or dislodging tiles
  • water penetrating the loft space
  • the terrible mess that would be caused all around the house and garden and neighbouring properties with moss and dirt being blasted off 20 ft up in the air
  • dangers of walking around on a wet roof and likelihood of breaking tiles.

Advantages of soft wash roof cleaning in Manchester

The black streaks and staining often seen on roofs may look like dirt but it is in fact black algae. The specialist soft wash cleaning products we use are only available for professional use and have been specifically designed to kill and remove algae, moss, mildew, lichen, black spot and other biological spores.

There is nothing better for killing and cleaning algae staining than the products we use. Low pressure soft roof cleaning is the most thorough and effective roof cleaning method available and it is safer for your roof and property. Low pressure soft washing does not damage roof tiles and is completely safe for your roof.

Furthermore,jet washing is an excellent way of cleaning patios, driveways and block paving but it only deals with visible staining on the surface. Algae, moss and lichen spores are partially absorbed into porous materials like roof tiles and are unaffected by  pressure washing.

That means after a jet wash the spores will immediately recolonise the roof making it look dirty again. However, the products we use for soft washing a roof are also partially absorbed into the tile meaning they kill not only the visible staining but also all the spores that can’t be seen by the naked eye. This means soft washing a roof is a deeper clean that keeps roofs looking cleaner for much longer.


We provide roof cleaning throughout Manchester including Cheadle, Heald Green, Altrincham, Hale, Timperley, Wilmslow, Bowdon, Bramhall, Knutsford, Didsbury, Sale and other nearby locations.


For more information or to arrange a free no obligation quote for our roof cleaning service, roof moss removal and soft washing services in Manchester please call

01613 271 595 or 07988 047 886 or email using the contact form below.


Our other services available in Manchester, Stockport & Cheshire

Truclean Plus offer the most comprehensive range of outdoor cleaning solutions in the northwest including:





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