Roof Cleaning in Grindon
Roof Cleaning Grindon offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and commercial properties in Grindon and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way to improve the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often very difficult for the majority of householders and can become a continual cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I do it?
A really serious build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious problems with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. As it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best way to do this is.
Could I do this myself?
The biggest reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is because it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Power washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but can also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean your roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as pressure washing.
Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before starting any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are a few of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle and all nearby places including:
A few factors to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to us.