Roof Cleaning in Eaglescliffe
Roof Cleaning Eaglescliffe offer a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Eaglescliffe and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is usually challenging for most householders and becomes a cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant to see 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 seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Should I just clean it alone?
The biggest 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 many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would think getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your 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!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. 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 needless risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying 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 destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Below are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example 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 injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.