Roof Cleaning in Grangetown
Roof Cleaning Grangetown offer a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Grangetown and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a speedy way of improving the look of your home, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and anything else that has accumulated up there.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and without moss and debris is often challenging for many homeowners and may become a major issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A large accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth could well cause big problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover 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 saturates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary job for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic preference and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Can I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, a lot of people would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this manner of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break frail tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can provide. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which 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 most gentle yet most effective ways to remove roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – with this approach 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 to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off 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 scraped away but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
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 how best to remove the growth. We can then start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued improvement over time.
Here are a few of the nearby areas we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other elements 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.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to us.