Roof Cleaning in Dormanstown

Roof Cleaning Dormanstown provides a complete roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Dormanstown and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is often challenging for most homeowners and can become a major source of problems.

Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Dormanstown

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Dormanstown

Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you big issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen 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, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point 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 dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning 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 like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “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.

Should I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Dormanstown

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any kind of fall can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Dormanstown

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 stop the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof attentively before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on eradicating 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 as time passes.

Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the 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.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.