Roof Cleaning in High Etherley

Roof Cleaning High Etherley offer a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in High Etherley and surrounding towns and villages within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Getting your roof cleaned can be a relatively quick improvement to make to the look of your home, by getting rid of moss and anything else that has grown on your roof.

As roofs age and get more porous, they are gradually affected by moss, algae and dirt. Keeping your roof clean and void of any moss is often quite difficult for many homeowners and may become a continual cause for annoyance.

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

Roof Cleaning in High Etherley

Why have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning High Etherley

A really serious accumulation of moss, dirt on your roof and other natural growth could well cause you big issues with the roof and the durability of the tiles will over time be compromised too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will swiftly spread uncontrollably with their roots finding their way into weaknesses in the tiles of the roof, gradually widening them over time until cracks emerge. Like all living organisms they need water to thrive, and after it rains, they’ll work like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. As it works its way through the cracks into your roof it may well cause serious and costly destruction to the rafters and joists. Also you could well discover moss that has come loose and fallen down the roof into your gutter which can lead to overflowing rainwater from your gutter which damages and soaks into your fascia boards. In conclusion, having the roof cleaned is a required service for a few reasons.

For a lot of people though cleaning their roof is purely an aesthetic choice and we don’t blame you for that! Roofs can become very unattractive due to organic growths like moss and lichen, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also often discoloured and stained by a prevalent bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the natural appearance of your otherwise charming house. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t nice to look at and gradually it can damage your roof. The difference between a clean roof and one that hasn’t been cleaned can be night and day. After years of seeing your roof get progressively dirtier wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking almost as good as new again?

Next you might ask, “Is this a straightforward DIY job that I should attempt to do myself?” Let’s consider some evidence to recommend what the best way to do this is.

Couldn’t I do this myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in High Etherley

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

Also, lots of people would expect roof cleaning involves pressure washing however it doesn’t need to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may clear away moss from the roof, but the aggressive jets of water may damage the tiles and other roof fittings, risk flooding a loft and it’s more than likely that the moss will simply grow back!

Jet washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could mean more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing businesses also advising against this form of cleaning roofs.
Power washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could 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 dodgy tradespeople who carry out this kind of work, think it’s easy money and that it does not require any skill. How true is that? A service like this requires a level of skill and care that we can provide. Using proper roof access equipment, the best tools and our experience and know-how we can provide for you a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

What is the best way to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning High Etherley

It is best to have your roof cleaning done by a specialised cleaning company. One of the gentlest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of moss on your roof and clean the roof is by using the scraping method. By using a 9″ scraper in dry conditions will effortlessly flake off any moss on your roof leaving no scratch marks on the tiles .

Don’t forget – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other methods such as jet washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Using a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been gently removed will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles targeting any tiny moss spores, lichen and all other organic growth on the tiles. This procedure 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 with the added application of bespoke chemicals this will stop the moss from returning for several years making this method the most worthwhile.

What is the process?

We will supervise your roof carefully before beginning any work, to establish the best course of action depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best way to dislodge the growth. We can then start to work on purging the roof of organic colonising growths by getting deep into the moss root system and killing the spores. You’ll notice an instant improvement and continued improvement as time passes.

Here are some of the local towns and villages we cover

We cover a radius 40 miles from Newcastle and all local places including:

A few 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 dwelling and the area of its roof.
  • How much vegetation is currently on the roof.
  • Type of roof – e.g. in the case of a thatched roof, no water is used.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • Height of the roof.

Keeping all of the above in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or dis-repair to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Fill in the free quote form or ring us for a free quote, and leave it to the professionals.