Roof Cleaning in Bearpark

Roof Cleaning Bearpark offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Bearpark and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick way of improving the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and can become a continual source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Bearpark

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Bearpark

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between 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 great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Bearpark

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Bearpark

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. 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 .

Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting 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 way to dislodge 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 immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.

Here are some of the nearby places we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local places including:

A few things to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.