Roof Cleaning in Carr Hill
Roof Cleaning Carr Hill offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Carr Hill and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a simple way to improve the appearance of your house, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a cause for annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely 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 this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using 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. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb 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 step can take some time after 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.