Roof Cleaning in Billingham
Roof Cleaning Billingham offers a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Billingham and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a simple way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae may be very difficult for many householders and becomes a major cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged 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, having your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What 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 kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. 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 .
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising 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 killing off 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.
Below are some of the areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all local towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.