Roof Cleaning in Hartburn
Roof Cleaning Hartburn provides a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Hartburn and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of dirt, moss, lichen and more that has grown up there.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and void of any moss is usually quite difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a major source of issues.
Would it not be great to have your roof look brand new again?
Why should I have it cleaned?
A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious problems with the roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will in time be affected too. If you ignore your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread out of control with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the roof tiles, steadily widening them throughout time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as possible. As it finds its way in 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 dislodged and rolled 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 boards. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning company is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a frequent 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 attractive to look at 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 watching your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.
Couldn’t I just do this alone?
The most common reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Also, many would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may get rid of moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it is highly likely that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet 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 roof cleaning.
Pressure washing a roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not take much skill. How wrong can they be A service like this requires a level of experience and skill that we can provide. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that is worthwhile without you having to put yourself at needless risk.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .
Remember – using this method there is no damage to the tiles and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.
One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been scraped away 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 returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will investigate your roof carefully before commencing any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing the roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time progresses.
Here are some of the nearby places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We’ve already considered some other things to consider that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of house and the area of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – for example 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 insult to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to us.