Roof Cleaning in Heworth
Roof Cleaning Heworth offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business properties in Heworth and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned is a relatively simple way to improve the appearance of your property, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has built up on your roof.
As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and dirt. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae is usually very difficult for the majority of homeowners and becomes a continual source of problems.
Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look new again?
Why have it cleaned?
A large build-up of moss and algae on your roof and other natural growth is likely to cause big issues with the roof and the life-span of the tiles will eventually be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these plants will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots working their way into weak spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all plants they need water to live, and when it rains, they’ll work like a sponge holding as much water as they can. Once it finds its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and expensive deterioration to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has dislodged and rolled down the roof ending up in your gutter which in time can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have your roof cleaned is a necessary job for a few reasons.
For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive because of organic growths like lichen and moss, and this is when a roof cleaning professional is needed. Roofs are also often tarnished and stained by a frequent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the general appearance of your otherwise stunning dwelling. Of course, this bacteria growth is completely natural but after all it isn’t pleasant to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that needs cleaning can be night and day. After months and years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be lovely to see it looking almost as good as new again?
The next question is, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s look at some evidence to suggest what the best possible solution is here.
Can I clean it myself?
The most common reason why most people don’t clean their own roof is the fact that it usually means working at a height where many of us wouldn’t feel safe and secure. At these heights any sort of slip can result in a very serious wound.
Plus, many would expect having your roof cleaned involves pressure washing but it doesn’t need to and let’s look at some reasons why in most circumstances a roof shouldn’t be pressure washed. Jet washing may remove moss from the roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding any loft spaces and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!
Jet washing additionally affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more problems further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also warning people against this form of cleaning roofs.
Pressure washing your roof is the least ideal option as this in many instances can disrupt or break delicate tiles from the pressure of the jet washer but may also damage your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.
Many rogue tradespeople who attempt this kind of work, reckon that it is easy money and that it doesn’t need a lot of skill. How wrong can they be A job like this requires a degree of skill and care that we can deliver. Using proper 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.
Which is the best way to have my roof cleaned?
It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a company that specialises in this area. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to clear away roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping approach. Using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly remove 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 flood risk, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as jet washing.
Another effective method is that of using chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer after the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile and most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This step can take some time after the excess moss has initially been dislodged but again the tiles remain intact and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will prevent the moss from returning for several years making this the best method.
How is it done?
We will supervise the roof with care and attention before beginning any work, to identify the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will consider what’s growing there and the how best to remove the growth. Then we can start to work on purging your roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an immediate improvement and continued change as time passes.
Here are some of the areas we cover
We can cover 40 miles around Newcastle including all surrounding areas including:
A few factors to consider.
We have already hinted at some other elements that can affect having your roof cleaned. So, consider just a few more.
- Size of dwelling and the size of the roof.
- How much vegetation is growing on the roof.
- The 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, don’t risk serious insult to yourself or damage to your house by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill out the free quote form or ring us for a quote, and leave it to the professionals.