Roof Cleaning in Fawdon

Roof Cleaning Fawdon offers a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Fawdon and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively simple improvement to make to the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae can be challenging for many householders and may become a constant cause for annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Fawdon

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Fawdon

A large accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you major problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t pleasant 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?

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

Could I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Fawdon

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 safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it does not need much skill. How wrong can they be A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Fawdon

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 get rid of roof moss and clean the 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 from doing so.

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using 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 targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all 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 bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are some of the places we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:

A few factors to consider.

We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.