Roof Cleaning in Guisborough
Roof Cleaning Guisborough provides a roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Guisborough and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a speedy way of improving the look of your property, by removing dirt, moss, lichen and more that has built up up there.
As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss and dirt is usually quite difficult for many owners and may become a continual source of issues.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof looking like new again?
Why should I do it?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other organic growth could well cause serious issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia’s. Really then, getting a roof cleaned is an important service for a few reasons.
For many though cleaning their roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming home. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and it can over time damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking like brand new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would expect having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many rogue tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you 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 the roof is by using the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.
One more effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising 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 targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will investigate the roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. We can then start to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Here are some of the nearby towns and villages we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all surrounding towns including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, look at the following.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill out the quote form or call us for your quote, and leave it to us.