Roof Cleaning in Castletown

Roof Cleaning Castletown offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Castletown and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt can be challenging for most householders and may become a major cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Castletown

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Castletown

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover 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 saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Could I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Castletown

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

Additionally, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing 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 simply grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Castletown

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – 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. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the local areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all surrounding towns including:

A few factors to think about.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.