Roof Cleaning in Barnard Castle

Roof Cleaning Barnard Castle offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Barnard Castle and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt may be challenging for most owners and becomes a major annoyance.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Barnard Castle

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Barnard Castle

A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working 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 live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’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 needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

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

Should I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Barnard Castle

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, many would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge 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 tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Barnard Castle

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off 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 step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to us.