Roof Cleaning in Burnopfield

Roof Cleaning Burnopfield offer a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Burnopfield 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 appearance of your property, by clearing moss and more that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be very difficult for most owners and becomes a problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Burnopfield

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Burnopfield

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through 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 rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple 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.

Can I just clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Burnopfield

The most common reason why a lot of 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 kinds of heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Burnopfield

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away 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 flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this method 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 the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying 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 dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local areas including:

Some things to think about.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.