Roof Cleaning in Bournmoor
Roof Cleaning Bournmoor offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Bournmoor and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you big problems with the 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 uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. 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 within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover 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 damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect getting 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 clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding places including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- 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 you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.