We are often asked ‘what is the average cost of roof cleaning?’. This is a difficult one to answer as there isn’t really an average price. Although it might be a little frustrating to hear, the cost of roof cleaning depends on a number of factors. We will try to explain these below.
The first thing to consider when it comes to the cost of cleaning your roof is, what method will be used. The answer to this question is itself influenced by a number of factors. Something for another roof cleaning blog post, perhaps!
There are many things to think about when it comes to your roof clean. You have probably already given a lot of thought to the benefits of roof cleaning but coming back to the question of price, these are the things that we look at when working out the cost of cleaning a roof;
What is the access around the property? What we are looking at is whether any of the property walls sit tight up against a neighbouring property. If there is a conservatory at the side or rear, will we be able to work around this? If your house sits on a slope of steps, this can have a big impact on using ladders. Perhaps scaffolding is required.
What sort of tiles is your roof made up of? This is one of the factors involved in deciding the best method to clean a roof but also impacts the cost. If your house has slate tiles, these are very easily broken. Concrete tiles can be very difficult to clean as moss can really bed in. All the different tiles come with their own set of factors to consider.
What is the geometry of the roof like? A very steep pitch can make it very difficult to work from roof ladders, whereas a well positioned flat roof can make a job much easier. Does your roof have a very large hip end? If so, your roof might only have a small ridge, giving us nowhere to set a roof ladder from. Dormer windows can also make things tricky when it comes to where we can place ladders on the roof.
How big is it? Surprisingly, the size of your roof can be less significant when it comes to working out the cost of cleaning it. The access, roof tiles and geometry can cause much more complications when it comes to cleaning the roof.
Each roof really is unique. This is why working out the cost involved in cleaning it is not just as simple as giving an average price. We are always happy to look at all the different factors involved and talk you through the best approach for cleaning your roof and what the cost of this will be. Do get in touch if this is something we can help you with.