Roof Cleaning in Faverdale
Roof Cleaning Faverdale offers a professional roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Faverdale and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and debris can be quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual source of problems.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
Large amounts of accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth may cause you serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. 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 can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having a roof cleaned is an important job for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is purely an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Can I clean it alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is because it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered 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 just grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing 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. 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 instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to us.