Roof Cleaning in Amble
Roof Cleaning Amble provides a roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Amble and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris may be challenging for many owners and can become a major source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish 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. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.