Roof Cleaning in Dinnington

Roof Cleaning Dinnington offer a full roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in Dinnington and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a simple improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by clearing moss and anything else that has accumulated there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually challenging for many owners and may become a continual source of problems.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Dinnington

Why should I have it cleaned?

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Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a required job for a number of reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive 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 years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Dinnington

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any sort of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be 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 skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

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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 effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Don’t forget – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile and 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 scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change over time.

Below are some of the places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all nearby areas including:

A few things to think about.

We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.