Roof Cleaning in Grangefield
Roof Cleaning Grangefield provides a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Grangefield and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a relatively quick way of improving the look of your property, by removing moss and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are gradually affected by algae, moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae is usually very difficult for many homeowners and becomes a continual source of issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause you major problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic preference and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can lead to a very serious injury.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often disturb 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 rogue tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money or that it does not require a lot of skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and understanding we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
What 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 kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will investigate your roof attentively before commencing any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the towns and villages we cover
We cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:
Some factors to think about.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house 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 used.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.