Roof Cleaning in East Cramlington
Roof Cleaning East Cramlington offers a roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in East Cramlington and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss can be challenging for most homeowners and may become a annoyance.
Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth could well cause you major issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of 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 finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradespeople who do this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a degree 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.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently remove any moss on your 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 pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof attentively before starting any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all nearby areas including:
Some things to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area 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.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.