Roof Cleaning in Crook

Roof Cleaning Crook offer a roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Crook and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively speedy way of improving the look of your property, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt can be quite difficult for many householders and becomes a cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Crook

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Crook

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, 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 behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand 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.

Could I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Crook

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

Additionally, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Crook

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising 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 tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will inspect the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine 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 clear out the growth. Next we can start to work on purging the 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 improvement over time.

Below are some of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local areas including:

Some factors to think about.

We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house 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.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.