Roof Cleaning in Deckham
Roof Cleaning Deckham offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Deckham and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your house, by getting rid of moss and more that has built up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt can be quite difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a major cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having your roof cleaned is an important job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often 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 however it isn’t nice to look at 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Below are a few of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all local areas including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of 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 injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.