Roof Cleaning in Castleside

Roof Cleaning Castleside offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Castleside and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and debris may be quite difficult for most owners and may become a continual problems.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Castleside

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Castleside

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged 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 boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between 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 as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Can I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Castleside

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Castleside

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this method 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 the use of chemicals. Applying 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 killing off 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 removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover

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

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.