Roof Cleaning in Consett
Roof Cleaning Consett offers a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Consett and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae can be challenging for the majority of homeowners and becomes a annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths 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 emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally 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 dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not require 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 right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.