Roof Cleaning in Crawcrook
Roof Cleaning Crawcrook provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Crawcrook and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a simple way of improving the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has accumulated on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and dirt may be quite difficult for most owners and can become a cause for annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between 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 brilliant to see it looking like brand new again?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning 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 heights any type of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who do this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not require much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.