Roof Cleaning in Chester-le-Street

Roof Cleaning Chester-le-Street provides a roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Chester-le-Street and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick way of improving the appearance of your property, by clearing moss and more that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris can be quite difficult for many householders and becomes a source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Chester-le-Street

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Chester-le-Street

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Chester-le-Street

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Chester-le-Street

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged 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. Utilising 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 all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.

Here are some of the local areas we cover

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

Some things to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.