Roof Cleaning in Haydon Bridge

Roof Cleaning Haydon Bridge offer a professional roof cleaning service for home and business premises in Haydon Bridge and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively quick way of improving the look of your property, by getting rid of moss, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, they are often affected by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and free of moss and dirt can be challenging for the majority of owners and can become a problems.

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

Roof Cleaning in Haydon Bridge

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Haydon Bridge

Large amounts of accumulation of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause serious issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over time until cracks appear. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and when 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 might well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Finally you could well find moss that has come loose and rolled down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In conclusion, having your roof cleaned is a necessary job for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is entirely an aesthetic decision and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise charming home. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to see and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant 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 attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I clean it alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Haydon Bridge

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

Plus, many would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will quickly grow back!

Power washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job like this requires a level of skill and care that we can assure. Using proper roof access equipment, the right 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?

Roof Cleaning Haydon Bridge

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently remove any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

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

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will soak into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles destroying any tiny moss spores, lichen and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time once the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect the roof with care and attention before commencing any work, to establish the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing 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 as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local areas we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all surrounding towns including:

A few things to think about.

We’ve already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, let’s also consider the following.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of its roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

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