Cleaning roof tiles can help remain looking their best and prolong their lifespan. Here are safe and effective ways to clean your roof tiles:

Materials Needed

  • Garden hose with a spray nozzle
  • Long-handled soft-bristled brush or broom
  • Mild detergent or specialist roof cleaning solution (avoid harsh chemicals)
  • Safety gear, including gloves, safety goggles and non-slip footwear
  • Scaffolding should always be used for accessing a roof

Step-by-Step Process

  • Clear the roof of any debris, such as leaves, branches, or moss, using a long-handled brush or broom. Remove any loose debris from the gutters as well.
  • Mix a mild detergent or specialist roof cleaning solution with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the roof and surrounding vegetation.
  • Using a garden hose with a spray nozzle, wet the roof tiles thoroughly with water to loosen dirt and grime.
  • Apply the diluted cleaning solution to the roof tiles using a pump sprayer or a soft-bristled brush. Start from the bottom of the roof and work your way up to ensure even coverage.
  • Gently scrub the roof tiles with the soft-bristled brush or broom, focusing on areas with stubborn stains or algae/moss growth. Avoid using excessive force to prevent damage to the tiles.
  • After scrubbing, rinse the roof tiles thoroughly with clean water using the garden hose. Make sure to remove all traces of the cleaning solution to prevent any residue from damaging the tiles or causing discoloration.
  • Once the roof is clean, inspect it for any remaining stains or areas that may require additional attention. Repeat the cleaning process if necessary.

By following these steps, you can safely and effectively clean your roof tiles, helping to maintain their appearance and prolong their lifespan. If you notice any damage to your roof during this process, please contact us. We offer advice and quotations for roof maintenance, repairs and reroofs.