Roof Cleaning in Haltwhistle
Roof Cleaning Haltwhistle offer a professional roof cleaning service for private and business premises in Haltwhistle and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has grown there.
As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and dirt can be challenging for many homeowners and becomes a continual issues.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your roof looking like brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A large accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth is likely to cause big problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly grow out of control with their roots creeping their way into weak spots in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge holding as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For many though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. Of course, this bacteria growth is not unusual 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 cleaning can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new again?
Next you might ask, “Is this a simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Can I just do this alone?
The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it involves working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of fall can lead to a very serious injury.
Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will simply grow back!
High pressure washing also affects the longevity of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this can often dislodge or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many cow-boy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. 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 at unwanted risk.
What are the best ways to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you 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 roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – with this approach 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 to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time once 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 roof cleaning chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
What is the process?
We will inspect the roof carefully before beginning 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 approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and killing the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement over time.
Below are some of the local towns and villages we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle as well as all local towns including:
A few things to consider.
We have already looked at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the size of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
- 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 all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious insult to you or dis-repair to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.