Roof Cleaning in Felton
Roof Cleaning Felton provides a full roof cleaning service for residential and commercial properties in Felton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your home, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has accumulated on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss is usually challenging for many owners and becomes a continual cause for problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why do it?
A really serious accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly deterioration 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 damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many people though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal however it isn’t nice to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Also, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also advising against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disrupt or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who do this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this approach 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 to use chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect the roof carefully before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the local places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding areas including:
A few things to think about.
We have already considered some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, 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.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious injury to yourself or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.