Roof Cleaning in Fishburn
Roof Cleaning Fishburn offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Fishburn and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the appearance of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for the majority of owners and may become a continual source of annoyance.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause major issues with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly damage 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 result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia boards. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a required job for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent 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 years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple 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 just do this alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, lots of people would think roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t require any skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
What is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .
Don’t forget – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Below are a few of the areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:
Some things to consider.
We’ve already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the pros.