Roof Cleaning in Blyth

Roof Cleaning Blyth offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Blyth and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is usually quite difficult for many owners and may become a major source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Blyth

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Blyth

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and after a while 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?

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

Should I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Blyth

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

Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power 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 take any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Blyth

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 clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your 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 methods such as high-powered 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 gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise 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 way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

Some things to consider.

We’ve already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

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