Roof Cleaning in Fulwell
Roof Cleaning Fulwell offers a professional roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Fulwell and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a speedy way to improve the look of your home, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.
As roofs become older and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and without moss is usually very difficult for most owners and may become a continual cause for issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on your roof and other natural growth could well cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also 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’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Also, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly 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 warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money and that it does not require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to remove roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – with this method 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 the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step 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 hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.
How is it done?
We will inspect your roof carefully before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the local areas we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all nearby areas including:
Some things to consider.
We have already considered some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to the pros.