Roof Cleaning in Belmont
Roof Cleaning Belmont provides a roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Belmont and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is often challenging for most householders and can become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just do this alone?
The most common 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 or comfortable. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not require any skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on purging your 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 a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.