Roof Cleaning in Dudley

Roof Cleaning Dudley offers a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Dudley and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a simple way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has grown up there.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is often challenging for many homeowners and becomes a constant source of annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Dudley

Why do it?

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A large accumulation of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault 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 periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive 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 great to see it looking like brand new once more?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Can I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Dudley

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably 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 disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely 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 many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the 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 improvement as time progresses.

Here are a few of the areas we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:

Some things to think about.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example in the case of 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 injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.