Roof Cleaning in Eston

Roof Cleaning Eston provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Eston and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss is often very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a constant cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Eston

Why should I have it cleaned?

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Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause you major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Eston

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from your roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?

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It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise the roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.

Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding places including:

A few things to think about.

We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. with 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 insult to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.