Roof Cleaning in Cramlington

Roof Cleaning Cramlington offer a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Cramlington and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss can be very difficult for most homeowners and becomes a source of issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Cramlington

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Cramlington

A really serious build-up of moss and algae on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause you major problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Cramlington

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your 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!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate 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 having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Cramlington

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the local areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local towns including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example 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 insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.