Roof Cleaning in Evenwood
Roof Cleaning Evenwood provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Evenwood and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy improvement to make to the appearance of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up up there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt may be challenging for most homeowners and can become a cause for issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, getting a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing 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 lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have 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 the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not require any skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once 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 roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all local areas including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing 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 the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.