Roof Cleaning in Haswell

Roof Cleaning Haswell provides a roof cleaning service for home and commercial properties in Haswell and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a speedy way of improving the appearance of your home, by getting rid of moss, lichen, dirt and more that has built up there.

As a roof becomes older and get more porous, they are gradually invaded by moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and without moss and dirt may be very difficult for many householders and may become a continual issues.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Haswell

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Haswell

Large amounts of build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other organic growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread out of control with their roots creeping their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to survive, and when it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of 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 damages and soaks into your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a required service for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is solely an aesthetic choice and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning company is vital. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by an everyday bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t nice to look at 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 seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

Maybe you’re wondering, “Is this a easy DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Haswell

The most common 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 many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any sort of slip can lead to a very serious injury.

Additionally, many would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why preferably a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may damage the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and there is a good chance that the moss will quickly grow back!

Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble in the future with most tile manufacturing businesses also cautioning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Power washing a roof is the least popular option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many dodgy tradesmen who carry out this kind of work, claim that it is easy money or that it doesn’t take any skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the correct tools and our experience and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to have my roof cleaned?

Roof Cleaning Haswell

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 clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. 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 .

Don’t forget – 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.

Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles destroying any lichen, tiny moss spores 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 by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will investigate the roof attentively before starting 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. We can then start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time passes.

Here are some of the places we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all surrounding areas including:

Some things to think about.

We have already considered some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning job. So, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that 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.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for your free quote, and leave it to the pros.