Roof Cleaning in Burnhope

Roof Cleaning Burnhope offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business properties in Burnhope and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is usually challenging for the majority of homeowners and can become a constant cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Burnhope

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Burnhope

A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Burnhope

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

Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Burnhope

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, 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 scraped off will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any 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 remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on purging 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 progresses.

Below are a few of the local areas we cover

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

A few things to think about.

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

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.