Roof Cleaning in Hadston
Roof Cleaning Hadston offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Hadston and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a relatively quick way to improve the look of your property, by removing moss and more that has grown on your roof.
As roofs become older and become more porous, they are gradually affected by moss and debris. Keeping your roof clean and free of moss and debris is usually quite difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a cause for problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large build-up of dirt, moss on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause big problems with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise beautiful dwelling. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal nonetheless it isn’t nice to see and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.
Can I clean it alone?
The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Additionally, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof should not be pressure washed. High pressure cleaning may remove moss from your roof, but the intense jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!
Power washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more issues in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many dodgy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service such as this requires a level of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our skill and understanding 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 best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most effective ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly 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 manners of roof cleaning such as jet washing.
One more effective method is to use chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will stop the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time passes.
Here are a few of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all surrounding places including:
A few things to think about.
We’ve already hinted at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, look at the following.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is present on the roof.
- Type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the professionals.