Roof Cleaning in Blagill
Roof Cleaning Blagill provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Blagill and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick and easy way of improving the look of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss may be very difficult for many owners and becomes a constant source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work 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. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually 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 progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Also, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local towns including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.