Roof Cleaning in Bill Quay

Roof Cleaning Bill Quay provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Bill Quay and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has accumulated up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often challenging for many householders and may become a continual cause for issues.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Bill Quay

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Bill Quay

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might 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 ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’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 service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Bill Quay

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Bill Quay

It is best to have your roof cleaning done 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 the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By 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 from doing so.

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged 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 scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take 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 your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local towns including:

A few things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements 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 – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.