Roof Cleaning in Doxford Park
Roof Cleaning Doxford Park offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Doxford Park and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for many owners and becomes a continual annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having a roof cleaned is a necessary service for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal 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 cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Couldn’t I do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money and that it doesn’t need much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof attentively 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 how best to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby towns including:
A few things to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.