Roof Cleaning in Coundon

Roof Cleaning Coundon provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Coundon and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown on your roof.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be quite difficult for most homeowners and can become a continual cause for issues.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Coundon

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Coundon

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious problems 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 quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen 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’s. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and 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?

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

Couldn’t I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Coundon

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any 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 remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the nearby places we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

Some things to consider.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.