Roof Cleaning in Hirst

Roof Cleaning Hirst offers a roof cleaning service for residential and business premises in Hirst and surrounding villages/towns within a 40 mile radius of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Having your roof cleaned can be a quick and easy way of improving the look of your house, by clearing moss, dirt and more that has accumulated there.

As a roof becomes older and become more porous, many become invaded by moss and debris. Maintaining a roof that is clean and without moss and algae may be very difficult for the majority of owners and becomes a source of annoyance.

Would it not be wonderful to have your roof look brand new again?

Roof Cleaning in Hirst

Why should I have it cleaned?

Dirty roof cleaning Hirst

A really serious build-up of moss, dirt on roof tiles and other organic growth may cause serious problems with your roof and the life expectancy of the tiles will over time be affected too. If you neglect your roof, you’ll find these organic growths will quickly spread uncontrollably with their roots creeping their way into vulnerable spots in the roof tiles, gradually widening them over time until cracks become visible. Like all living organisms they need water to live, and after it rains, they’ll behave like a sponge retaining as much water as they possibly can. Once it finds its way through the cracks within your roof it may well cause serious and expensive damage to the rafters and joists. Lastly 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 penetrates and damages your fascia boards. In truth, arranging to have the roof cleaned is a necessary service for many reasons.

For many though getting their roof cleaned is simply an aesthetic decision and we can’t fault you for that! Roofs can become very dull due to organic growths like lichen and moss, and at that point a roof cleaning service is necessary. Roofs are also frequently tarnished and stained by a common place bacterium called gloeocapsa magma affecting the familiar appearance of your otherwise beautiful home. By all means, this bacteria growth is not unusual nonetheless it isn’t pleasant to see and gradually it can damage your roof. Comparing a clean roof and one that needs a clean can be night and day. After years of observing your roof get more and more dirty wouldn’t it be brilliant to see it looking as good as new again?

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

Can I just clean it myself?

Roof Cleaning yourself in Hirst

The biggest reason why most people don’t want to risk cleaning their own roof is since it requires working at a height where most of us wouldn’t feel comfortable or safe. At these heights any kind of fall can result in a very serious wound.

Plus, many would think having your roof cleaned requires pressure washing but it doesn’t have to and here are some reasons why ideally a roof should not be pressure washed. Pressure washing may remove moss from your roof, but the high powered jets of water may dislodge the tiles or other roof fittings, risk flooding the loft space and it’s more than likely that the moss will just grow back!

High pressure washing also affects the lifespan of the tiles which could result in more trouble further down the road with many tile manufacturing companies also warning people against this method of roof cleaning.
Jet washing a roof is the least ideal option as this could dislodge or break frail tiles due to the pressure of the jet washer but may also ruin your roof when walking on the tiles and disrupting the tiles.

Many rogue tradesmen who do this kind of work, think that it is easy money and that it doesn’t take much skill. How true is that? A job such as this requires a level of skill and attention that we can deliver. Using the appropriate roof access equipment, the right tools and our skill and know-how we can deliver a roof cleaning service that you are happy with without you having to put yourself at unwanted risk.

Which are the best ways to clean my roof?

Roof Cleaning Hirst

It is best to have your roof cleaned by a specialised cleaning company. One of the kindest yet most beneficial ways to get rid of roof moss and clean the roof is by employing the scraping method. Using a 9″ scraper on a dry day will effortlessly flake off any moss on the roof and there won’t be any scratch marks on the tiles .

As previously stated – with this approach the tiles are not damaged and there is no risk of flooding, unlike other roof cleaning methods such as pressure washing.

Another effective method is the use of chemicals. Utilising a fungicide/moss killer once the moss has been scraped off will permeate into the tile but most importantly into the gaps in the tiles killing off any lichen, tiny moss spores and all other organic growth on the tiles. This roof cleaning process can take some time after the excess moss has initially been removed but again the tiles are unharmed and by adding an application of bespoke chemicals this will hinder the moss from growing back for many years making this the best method.

What is the process?

We will inspect your roof carefully before starting any work, to determine the best cleaning method to use depending on your roof. Then we will look at what’s growing there and the best approach to take to remove the growth. We can then begin to work on cleansing your roof of organic colonising growths by getting right into the root system of the moss and eliminating the spores. You’ll notice an improvement straight away and continued change as time progresses.

Here are a few of the nearby places we cover

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

A few things to think about.

We have already looked at some other elements that can affect a roof cleaning service. Now, look at the following.

  • Size of house and the size of the roof.
  • The level of vegetation that is currently on the roof.
  • The type of roof – for example in the case of a thatched roof, no water is involved.
  • Accessibility of the roof.
  • How high is the roof?

Keeping the aforementioned points in mind, don’t risk serious damage to you or damage to your dwelling by trying to do your own roof cleaning. Complete the free quote form or give us a call for a quote, and leave it to the pros.