Roof Cleaning in Deneside
Roof Cleaning Deneside offer a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Deneside and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated there.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is usually challenging for the majority of homeowners and becomes a major problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to see and after a while 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having 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 most gentle yet most beneficial 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 without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting 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 scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with 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 damage to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to us.