Roof Cleaning in East Rainton

Roof Cleaning East Rainton provides a professional roof cleaning service for home and business properties in East Rainton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your house, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a major issues.

Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in East Rainton

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning East Rainton

A really serious build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction 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 can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in East Rainton

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any sort of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Plus, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure 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’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning East Rainton

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb 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 once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

How is it done?

We will supervise the roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.

Here are a few of the local places we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the area of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.