Roof Cleaning in Choppington
Roof Cleaning Choppington offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Choppington and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often challenging for many owners and may become a continual source of annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control 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 after it rains, they’ll work 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 deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
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 propose what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, a lot of people would think roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage 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 also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to identify 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 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 immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.