Roof Cleaning in Fenham
Roof Cleaning Fenham provides a professional roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Fenham and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the appearance of your property, by getting rid of moss and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and debris can be very difficult for the majority of homeowners and may become a cause for annoyance.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once 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 discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning professional is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual however 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just clean it myself?
The biggest reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense 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!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the right 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.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before starting any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.