Roof Cleaning in Hetton-le-Hole

Roof Cleaning Hetton-le-Hole provides a roof cleaning service for residential and commercial premises in Hetton-le-Hole and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively speedy way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, lichen, dirt and anything else that has built up there.

As a roof ages and become more porous, many become affected by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for most homeowners and becomes a continual annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in Hetton-le-Hole

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Hetton-le-Hole

Large amounts of accumulation of moss and algae on roof tiles and other natural growth could well cause you major issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will in time be compromised too. If you overlook your roof, you’ll find these plants will rapidly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the tiles of the roof, steadily widening them over the course of time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to survive, and once it has rained, they’ll behave like a sponge securing as much water as they possibly can. As it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it might well cause serious and costly deterioration to the rafters and joists. Lastly you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof finding itself in your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which penetrates and damages your fascia’s. In truth, getting your roof cleaned is an important service for a number of reasons.

For many though wanting a clean roof is entirely an aesthetic decision and we can’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning service is needed. Roofs are also periodically discoloured and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming dwelling. By all means, this bacteria growth is completely normal but after all it isn’t attractive to see 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 years of watching your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should have a go at doing myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to propose what the best possible solution is here.

Couldn’t I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hetton-le-Hole

The most common 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 comfortable or safe. At these kinds of heights any type of tumble can lead to a very serious wound.

Additionally, many would assume having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing however it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the intense jets of water may dislodge the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

High pressure washing additionally affects the longevity of the tiles which could result in more issues in the future with the majority of tile manufacturing companies also cautioning people against this manner of cleaning roofs.
Jet washing your roof is the least popular option as this could disturb or break weak tiles from the pressure of the power washer but may also harm your roof when disturbing the tiles from walking on them.

Many rogue companies who attempt this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. Is there any truth in that? A job such as 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 at unwanted risk.

What are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Hetton-le-Hole

It is recommended that you have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the most gentle yet most effective ways to remove moss on your roof and clean your roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will efficiently flake off any moss on the roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles from doing so.

As previously stated – with this approach there is no damage to the tiles and there is no flood risk, unlike other methods such as high-powered pressure washing.

One more effective method is to use chemicals. Applying a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been scraped off will soak into the tile and most importantly into the overlaps of the tiles targeting any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again there is no damage to the surface of the tile and by adding an application of specific chemicals this will impede the moss from returning for many years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to establish the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will assess what’s growing there and the best way to clear out the growth. We can then begin to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the root system of the moss and destroying the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued improvement as time progresses.

Below are a few of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all local areas including:

Some factors to consider.

We’ve 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 area of the roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – for example with a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • How accessible is the roof?
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping everything we have just mentioned in mind, it is not worth risking serious damage to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or call us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.