Roof Cleaning in Felling
Roof Cleaning Felling provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Felling and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.
As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and can become a major cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread out of control with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Plus, many would assume getting your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it is highly likely that the moss will just grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money or that it does not need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof attentively before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Below are a few of the places we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local places including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the pros.