Roof Cleaning in Easington Lane
Roof Cleaning Easington Lane offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Easington Lane and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has built up there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and algae is often challenging for most owners and becomes a issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.
For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this myself?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it usually means 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 wound.
Plus, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which 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 get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak 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 dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of specific chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all nearby areas including:
A few things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.