Roof Cleaning in Annfield Plain
Roof Cleaning Annfield Plain provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Annfield Plain and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a speedy improvement to make to the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is often very difficult for most owners and can become a cause for issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you 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 cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged 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.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby places including:
Some factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.