Roof Cleaning in Fallowfield
Roof Cleaning Fallowfield provides a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Fallowfield and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way to improve the look of your house, by clearing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof ages and get more porous, they are often affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and algae may be quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged 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’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice 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 watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.
Could I just do this myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having 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 specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process 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 attentively before commencing any work, to identify 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. Next we can begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding places including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to us.