Roof Cleaning in Escomb

Roof Cleaning Escomb offer a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Escomb and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a speedy way of improving the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.

As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many householders and becomes a constant problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Escomb

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Escomb

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth may cause big problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find 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, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general 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 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 again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Could I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Escomb

The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Also, a lot of people would expect getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Escomb

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof and there won’t be 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 high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak 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 procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof carefully before starting any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to clear out the growth. Then we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.

Below are some of the local areas we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:

A few things to consider.

We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. 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 injury to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to us.