Roof Cleaning in Hartlepool
Roof Cleaning Hartlepool offer a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Hartlepool and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss, dirt and more that has grown on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are often invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and dirt is often quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual source of problems.
Would it not be great to have your roof looking like new again?
Why do it?
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 over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly grow uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and once it has rained, they’ll act like a sponge retaining as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks into your roof it might well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has dislodged and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, getting your roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.
For a lot of people though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame 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 frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural nonetheless it isn’t attractive to see and after a while it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After months and years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking as good as new once more?
The next question is, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just do this alone?
The most common reason why a lot of people don’t clean their own roof is since it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of tumble can result in a very serious injury.
Additionally, lots of people would think getting your roof cleaned 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. High pressure cleaning may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!
Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more issues further down the road with most tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing your roof is the least popular option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but can also damage your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.
Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it does not take any skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the correct roof access equipment, the correct 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 needless risk.
What is the best way to clean my roof?
It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most effective ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. By using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is to use 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 tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and with the added application of roof cleaning chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. Next we can begin to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are a few of the places we cover
We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
Some things to think about.
We’ve already looked at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, let’s have a quick look at these.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- The level of vegetation that is growing on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- How accessible is the roof?
- Height of the roof.
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious injury to you or damage to your home by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.