Roof Cleaning in Egglescliffe

Roof Cleaning Egglescliffe offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Egglescliffe and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick and easy improvement to make to the look of your property, by removing moss and more that has grown up there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and algae is often challenging for the majority of homeowners and becomes a continual cause for problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Egglescliffe

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Egglescliffe

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Egglescliffe

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to 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 fall can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form 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 jet washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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 Egglescliffe

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof 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 without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after 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 bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish 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. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the 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.

Here are some of the places we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding places including:

Some things to think about.

We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.