Roof Cleaning in Coxhoe
Roof Cleaning Coxhoe offer a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Coxhoe and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss may be quite difficult for most householders and can become a major cause for annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t nice to see 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak 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 procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding towns including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for your free quote, and leave it to us.