Roof Cleaning in Bedlington
Roof Cleaning Bedlington offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Bedlington and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss and anything else that has accumulated there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is often challenging for many homeowners and becomes a continual source of annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, 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 damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively 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 simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but 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 your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many 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 how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are some of the local areas we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.