Roof Cleaning in Bowburn
Roof Cleaning Bowburn provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Bowburn and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a major source of issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in 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 cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see 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 years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example 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. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.