Roof Cleaning in Easington
Roof Cleaning Easington offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Easington and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick way to improve the look of your house, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and debris is usually very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a continual cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have a roof cleaned is an important job for a few reasons.
For many people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic preference and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t attractive to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as 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 recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Could I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, think it is easy money or that it doesn’t require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
What is the process?
We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding places including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other elements 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 present on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk 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 your quote, and leave it to the professionals.