Roof Cleaning in East Boldon
Roof Cleaning East Boldon provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial premises in East Boldon and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the appearance of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt is usually very difficult for the majority of owners and may become a constant annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth is likely to cause major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking like brand new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Should I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most 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 comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? 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 provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on the 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 that of using 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 any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.
Here are some of the places we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby areas including:
A few things to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.