Roof Cleaning in Acomb
Roof Cleaning Acomb offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Acomb and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae may be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local places including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.