Roof Cleaning in Corbridge

Roof Cleaning Corbridge offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Corbridge and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As roofs age and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and dirt can be challenging for the majority of householders and becomes a constant cause for issues.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Corbridge

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Corbridge

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose 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 boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?

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

Should I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Corbridge

The biggest reason why a lot of 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 comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money and that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Corbridge

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your 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 flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once 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 prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

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

Here are some of the nearby places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all local places including:

Some things to think about.

We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points 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 free quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.