Roof Cleaning in Hepscott

Roof Cleaning Hepscott provides a complete roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Hepscott and surrounding areas within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way of improving the look of your home, by removing moss and more that has built up on your roof.

As roofs age and become more porous, they are gradually invaded by algae, moss and dirt. Keeping the roof clean and free of moss and algae is usually challenging for most owners and can become a constant source of annoyance.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your roof looking like new again?

Roof Cleaning in Hepscott

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Hepscott

Large amounts of build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other natural growth may cause serious issues with your roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, progressively widening them throughout time until cracks emerge. Like all plants they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way in the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and expensive destruction to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well become aware of moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can result in overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. Really then, having a roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For many people though wanting a clean roof is simply an aesthetic choice and we don’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very unsightly because of organic growths like moss and lichen, and then a roof cleaning professional is vital. Roofs are also frequently discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise stunning home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual however it isn’t pleasant to look at and after a while it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get dirtier and dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new like it used to?

Next you might ask, “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 way to do this is.

Should I do this alone?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hepscott

The most common reason why a lot of people haven’t attempted to clean their own roof is since it requires working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious injury.

Additionally, a lot of people would think having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Jet washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive 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!

Power 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 manner of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this can often dislodge or break fragile tiles from the pressure of the power washer but could also harm your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many cow-boy tradesmen who attempt this kind of work, reckon it’s easy money or that it does not take much skill. How true is that? A job like this requires a degree of skill and attention that we can assure. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the correct 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 in unnecessary danger.

Which is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Hepscott

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a company that specialises in this area. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By 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.

Remember – using this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and any other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of roof cleaning chemicals this will prevent the moss from growing back for several years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will investigate your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best approach to take to clear out the growth. Then we can begin to work on eradicating 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 improvement as time progresses.

Below are a few of the nearby areas we cover

We can cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle as well as all nearby places including:

A few factors to think about.

We’ve already hinted at some other factors that can affect a roof cleaning job. Now, consider just a few more.

  • Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is present on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to yourself or dis-repair to your house by attempting a DIY roof clean. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for your quote, and leave it to the pros.