Roof Cleaning in Bishopwearmouth

Roof Cleaning Bishopwearmouth offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Bishopwearmouth and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss can be very difficult for most owners and can become a cause for annoyance.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Bishopwearmouth

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Bishopwearmouth

Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Bishopwearmouth

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Bishopwearmouth

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.

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

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local places including:

A few factors to consider.

We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.