Roof Cleaning in Bishopsgarth
Roof Cleaning Bishopsgarth provides a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Bishopsgarth and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is often quite difficult for most owners and becomes a continual cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’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 needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
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 clear away roof moss and clean the 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 leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby areas including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.