Roof Cleaning in Chopwell

Roof Cleaning Chopwell offers a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Chopwell and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae can be quite difficult for most householders and becomes a source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Chopwell

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Chopwell

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Could I clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Chopwell

The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not need much skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Chopwell

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this approach 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 to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.

How is it done?

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

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

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local areas including:

Some factors to think about.

We have already looked 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 the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.