Roof Cleaning in Blaydon

Roof Cleaning Blaydon offers a professional roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Blaydon and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae can be quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a major source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Blaydon

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Blaydon

A large build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Can I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Blaydon

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Blaydon

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify 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 start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.

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

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding towns including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.