Roof Cleaning in Esh
Roof Cleaning Esh offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Esh and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy improvement to make to the look of your home, by removing moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and algae is usually very difficult for the majority of householders and becomes a major cause for annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I just clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems in the future with many tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often disrupt or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin 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 change over time.
Below are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.