Roof Cleaning in Hebburn

Roof Cleaning Hebburn offers a full roof cleaning service for private and commercial premises in Hebburn and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning can be a simple improvement to make to the look of your property, by clearing moss and more that has grown up there.

As roofs become older and get more porous, they are often invaded by moss and debris. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae can be challenging for most homeowners and becomes a constant cause for issues.

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

Roof Cleaning in Hebburn

Why do it?

Dirty roof cleaning Hebburn

A really serious accumulation of dirt, moss on the tiles on your roof and other natural growth could well cause serious problems with your roof and the durability of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly grow out of control with their roots finding their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks appear. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it could cause serious and costly 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 can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is solely an aesthetic preference 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 company is necessary. Roofs are also periodically tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise charming house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and it can over time damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get dirtier and dirtier 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 simple DIY job that I should try to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to suggest what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hebburn

The biggest reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is the fact that it involves working at a height where a lot of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these kinds of heights any kind of tumble can lead to a very serious injury.

Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning requires pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more trouble in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing a roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break delicate tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but could also ruin your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, claim it is easy money or that it doesn’t require a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job such as this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at needless risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Hebburn

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away moss on your roof and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will easily flake off any moss on your roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles .

Remember – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other manners of roof cleaning such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will absorb into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in 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 scraped away but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will hinder the moss from returning for many years making this the most worthwhile method.

How is it done?

We will investigate the roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to dislodge the growth. Next we can start to work on eradicating your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are some of the local places we cover

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

Some things to consider.

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

  • Size of house and the size of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – e.g. 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, it is not worth risking serious injury to yourself or dis-repair to your home by attempting a DIY roof clean. Fill in the quote form or ring us for your free quote, and leave it to the professionals.