Roof Cleaning in Bellshill
Roof Cleaning Bellshill offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Bellshill and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the look of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss may be quite difficult for most owners and may become a continual source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully 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 approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- 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 home 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.