Roof Cleaning in Bishop Middleham
Roof Cleaning Bishop Middleham offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Bishop Middleham and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a speedy way of improving the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss can be quite difficult for many owners and may become a major annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could 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 into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can 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 involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense 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 simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver 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 best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting 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 dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby towns including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The 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 all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.