Roof Cleaning in Framwellgate Moor

Roof Cleaning Framwellgate Moor offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Framwellgate Moor and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a simple way to improve the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has built up up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a cause for annoyance.

Would it not be great to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Framwellgate Moor

Why should I do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Framwellgate Moor

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly grow out of control with their roots working their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In truth, arranging to have a roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless 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 seeing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be great to see it looking as good as new once more?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward 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 clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Framwellgate Moor

The biggest 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 safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can result in a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will just grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break weak tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who carry out this kind of work, claim it’s easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Framwellgate Moor

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be 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 manners of roof cleaning 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 and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof attentively before commencing any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.

Here are some of the nearby areas we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all local towns including:

Some factors to consider.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, let’s also consider 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 everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.