Roof Cleaning in Chilton
Roof Cleaning Chilton offer a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Chilton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick way to improve the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris may be very difficult for many householders and becomes a source of problems.
Would it not be nice 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 natural growth is likely to cause you big issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time 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 brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing 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 any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right 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 at needless risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time progresses.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all nearby places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.