Roof Cleaning in Acklam

Roof Cleaning Acklam provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Acklam and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is usually very difficult for most homeowners and can become a constant source of issues.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Acklam

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Acklam

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Acklam

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, many would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Acklam

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Below are a few of the areas we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all local towns including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.