Roof Cleaning in Great Lumley

Roof Cleaning Great Lumley provides a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Great Lumley and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your house, by removing moss, dirt and anything else that has accumulated up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for many owners and becomes a major cause for problems.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Great Lumley

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Great Lumley

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth may cause major issues with the 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 creeping their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it works its way in the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, having the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For many though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic preference and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual but after all it isn’t pleasant 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 observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Great Lumley

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these kinds of heights any sort of tumble can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, a lot of people would assume roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally 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 it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this manner of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Great Lumley

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

How is it done?

We will supervise your roof carefully before commencing any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Below are some of the nearby places we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all nearby towns including:

Some factors to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.