Roof Cleaning in Gosforth

Roof Cleaning Gosforth offers a full roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Gosforth and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively simple way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, many become affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt is often quite difficult for the majority of householders and can become a constant problems.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Gosforth

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Gosforth

A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause major issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of 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, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.

For many people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t attractive to look at 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 dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking like brand new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.

Could I just do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Gosforth

The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can 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 is easy money and that it doesn’t require much skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Gosforth

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but 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 scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof attentively before beginning any work, to determine the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:

A few things to consider.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.

  • Size of house and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or ring us for your quote, and leave it to us.