Roof Cleaning in Ashington

Roof Cleaning Ashington offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Ashington and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a speedy way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is often very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a major source of problems.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Ashington

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Ashington

A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the life-span 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 weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Ashington

The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most 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 disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Ashington

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to establish 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. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

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

Some factors to think about.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.