Roof Cleaning in Halton

Roof Cleaning Halton offer a full roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Halton and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a quick and easy way of improving the look of your home, by clearing moss and anything else that has grown up there.

As roofs age and get more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss is often quite difficult for many householders and can become a major source of annoyance.

Would it not be nice to have your roof look new again?

Roof Cleaning in Halton

Why should I do it?

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Large amounts of build-up of dirt, moss on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause you big problems with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and costly damage to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting the roof cleaned is a required job for many reasons.

For many people though getting their roof cleaned is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be great to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward 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.

Could I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Halton

The biggest reason why a lot of people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any kind of slip can result in a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may disturb the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many cow-boy companies who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money or that it does not need any skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you needing to put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

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It is best to have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will easily remove any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – with this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen 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 hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this the most worthwhile method.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof attentively before starting any work, to determine the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the towns and villages we cover

We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:

A few things to consider.

We have already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious insult to yourself or damage to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.