Roof Cleaning in Burton
Roof Cleaning Burton offers a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Burton and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a source of annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you big problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, 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 years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider 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 root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.