Roof Cleaning in Hendon
Roof Cleaning Hendon offer a complete roof cleaning service for private and business properties in Hendon and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Roof cleaning is a quick improvement to make to the look of your house, by removing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has grown there.
As roofs become older and get more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss and dirt can be quite difficult for most homeowners and may become a issues.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on the tiles on your roof and other organic growth may cause you serious issues with your roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly grow uncontrollably 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 living organisms they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll act like a sponge securing as much water as possible. As it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it could cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well find moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which saturates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having the roof cleaned is a necessary service for a number of reasons.
For many people though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and then a roof cleaning service is vital. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise stunning house. Without a doubt, this bacteria growth is completely natural however it isn’t nice to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After months and years of watching your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new like it used to?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best possible solution is here.
Should I just clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is because it usually means working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable. At these heights any type of slip can lead to a very serious wound.
Plus, lots of people would expect getting your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may disturb the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space 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 further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but can also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it doesn’t need much skill. How true is that? A service such as this requires a degree of experience and skill that we can assure. Using the correct roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that pleases you without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.
Which is the best way to clean my roof?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to clear away roof moss and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof without leaving any scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.
Don’t forget – using this method the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods 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 gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off 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 remain intact and with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will impede the moss from growing back for many years making this method the most worthwhile.
What is the process?
We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to identify the best approach to take depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued change over time.
Here are some of the places we cover
We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local areas including:
Some factors to consider.
We’ve already hinted at some other things to consider that can affect a roof cleaning service. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of house and the area of its roof.
- The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
- The type of roof – e.g. with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
- Accessibility of the roof.
- How high is the roof?
Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to you or damage to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the quote form or call us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.