Roof Cleaning in Coatham
Roof Cleaning Coatham offer a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Coatham and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt is often very difficult for the majority of owners and can become a constant problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in 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 come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not need much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after 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 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 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.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Below are some of the nearby areas we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:
Some factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. 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. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.