Roof Cleaning in Cockfield
Roof Cleaning Cockfield provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Cockfield and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively speedy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt can be very difficult for most homeowners and may become a constant cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally 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 saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will supervise the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging 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 over time.
Here are a few of the local areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.