Roof Cleaning in Backworth

Roof Cleaning Backworth offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Backworth and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt may be challenging for many homeowners and becomes a major source of problems.

Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Backworth

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Backworth

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Backworth

The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove 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 is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate 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 unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Backworth

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest 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 the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are some of the towns and villages we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local areas including:

Some things to consider.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.