Roof Cleaning in Brandon

Roof Cleaning Brandon provides a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Brandon and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss may be very difficult for many householders and becomes a issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Brandon

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Brandon

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof 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 then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?

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.

Should I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Brandon

The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting 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 removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the nearby places we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby places including:

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.