Roof Cleaning in Cleadon
Roof Cleaning Cleadon provides a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Cleadon and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris is often very difficult for most householders and becomes a major cause for problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame 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 vital. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at 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 as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the correct 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 needing to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof with care and attention before starting 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 way to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all nearby towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.