Roof Cleaning in Bellingham
Roof Cleaning Bellingham offer a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Bellingham and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss can be very difficult for many homeowners and can become a issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen 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’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job 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 provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof attentively before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that 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, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.