Roof Cleaning in Dawdon
Roof Cleaning Dawdon provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Dawdon and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for many homeowners and may become a major annoyance.
Would it not be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. 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 can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can 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 lovely to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the intense 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 quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best 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.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning 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 soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all 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 remain intact and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several 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 remove the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local places including:
Some things to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.